Sloppy Joe Burgers

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READY IN: 1hr 57mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From The Great Big Burger Book. No one is absolutely sure who created this delicious sandwich but some believe the claim that the Sloppy Joe began in a Sioux City, Iowa, cafe as a "loose meat sandwich" in 1930, the creation of a cook named Joe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let a large skillet get heated over medium heat; add in the oil; then add in the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; stir/saute 5-7 minutes or until softened.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, tomato puree, vinegar, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a simmer.
  3. Lower heat to low and let simmer gently for 45-60 minutes or until thickened and the flavors have melded.
  4. Add in a little water if the sauce gets too thick or dry.
  5. In another large skillet over med-high heat, brown the ground beef, breaking the meat apart into small pieces; cook until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  6. Add the sauce to the meat and simmer over med-low for at least 10 minutes or until the flavors blend.
  7. Serve by spooning ½ cup of the filling over half a toasted hamburger bun and topping with the other half.

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