Sloppy Joes

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

You don't want to miss this one. The recipe came with my electricity bill, probably some 39 years ago. I tried it and it was the best recipe for Sloppy Joes I have ever had. I've been making it ever since. Great taste and just the right amount of everything.

Top Review by Cook In Southwest

I loved this recipe! I did make a substitution of a large jalapeno for the bell pepper, as I was out of bell pepper. I think it added a little heat that I liked a lot, so if I make this again, I'll do the same substitution. I made it on top of the stove, so added about 1/4 cup more water to handle the evaporation, plus the fact that I like my sloppy joes juicy. I also only cooked it for about 1 hour, as I didn't read the cook time before doing the preparation, and dinner was required to be on time. I'm sure the longer cooking would have mellowed everything out some, but it was very edible after 1 hour. This is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet along with the onion and green pepper.
  2. When brown, add the rest of the ingredients, stirring well.
  3. Put into a crock pot.
  4. Cook on low for 3-5 hours.
  5. Serve on hamburger buns.
  6. (This may be made on top of the stove on a very low heat for several hours, making sure that it does not get dry, but the flavors mix the best in a crock pot).

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