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    Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes. Photo by Mimi in Maine

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    8 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    8 hrs

    Mimi in Maine's Note:

    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.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown ground beef in a skillet along with the onion and green pepper.
    2. 2
      When brown, add the rest of the ingredients, stirring well.
    3. 3
      Put into a crock pot.
    4. 4
      Cook on low for 3-5 hours.
    5. 5
      Serve on hamburger buns.
    6. 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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 07, 2013

      55

      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!

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    • on March 31, 2009

      55

      The BEST sloppy joe recipe ever!!! It's not too tangy or sweet, and the flavors blend together perfectly for that old-time sloppy joe taste. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes too! I found this recipe on here quite a few years ago, and I've been making it ever since. It's awesome. It's that kind of sloppy joe you'd find at a church potluck, or at grandma's house. I've passed this recipe on to dozens of people, and I always share the story of it coming in with the electric bill!

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    • on October 15, 2012

      55

      I've tried quite of few sloppy joe recipes, and this is by far the best one. I usually vary from the written recipe, but no changes are called for with this one. I've also used ground turkey without browning it first and had great success. When I couldn't remember which one we liked, I was sorely disappointed with every other result. Now that I know this was THE one, I will never use another recipe again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sloppy Joes

    Serving Size: 1 (269 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 425.9
     
    Calories from Fat 173
    40%
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    35%
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    25%
    Sodium 1147.1 mg
    47%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 13.3 g
    53%
    Protein 27.1 g
    54%

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