Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

My sister-in-law Marsha has been making these for years. She calls them bar-b-que, but I'm from the south, so I call them Sloppy Joes. Whatever you call them, the whole family will just yum them right up!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice the onion and celery.
  2. Brown the ground chuck with the onion and celery.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When ground beef is browned, drain off all grease.
  5. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and worcestershire sauce.
  6. Cook together.
  7. Serve on a bun and enjoy!


Most Helpful

These were really good!! I cut the recipe down to make 4 sandwiches but made sauce for 8 (we like them sloppy and juicy!) Was so good and DH didn't even notice the celery (he hates it). These are much better than the canned version, I like that it was a little sweet rather than more of a tomato taste. Will make again!! Made for Spring 2009 PAC.

AZPARZYCH April 05, 2009

Funny, but I'm originally from about as far north in the USA as one can get, & we also called them Sloppy Joes! Anyway, I made just a 1/3 of the recipe, & I can still tell you: These Joes are much better than what you get out of a can! Very nice served on fresh whole wheat buns! Will certainly make these again! Thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike September 23, 2008

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