Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is found in my recipe collection under "Mrs. McCann's Barbeque". It was handed down from a neighbor of my great-aunt's sometime in the 1940's. I prefer to use ground round so there isn't so much fat. Gets better the longer it simmers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook meat slowly in skillet with salt and onion.
  2. Meanwhile, make sauce by mixing together all other ingredients and cooking slowly over low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain (not much to drain if you use ground round) and add meat.
  4. Let simmer for at least an hour, stirring from time to time, to let meat absorb the sauce.
  5. Serve on toasted hamburger buns.
Most Helpful

This was great. Made it a couple times, already. Most ingredients are usually on hand anyway. Beats the heck out of canned or boxed mixes.

chef blade March 30, 2002

This is a good, old-fashioned tasting slopppy joe recipe. The mustard flavor comes through strong and clear. I choose to make this recipe because I had all the ingredients on hand.

Marie Nixon March 12, 2002

These "Sloppy Joe's" are outstanding. My wife makes them on a fairly regular basis. Fortunately for me, I have an understanding wife. She leaves the onions out of this dish just for me because I do not like onions at all in anything. Not all of us do like onions in spite of what you onion lovers think. Join my club "OGRE". Onions and Garlic Ruin Everything!

Geoge Gilkeson December 10, 2001