Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

this is the only kind I will eat - the way my mom always made 'em! Tweak the ingredient amounts to suit your tastes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. brown meat, drain.
  2. add salt and onions and cook to soften onions.
  3. make sauce with the other ingredients.
  4. mix sauce and meat and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. serve on your choice of buns/rolls.
Most Helpful

Made these tonight exactly as written. They were fantastic. They won the entire family over. Awesome taste. I don't think I have a reason to ever revert back to a can, Thanks so much for sharing Derfette.

Terry&Teena November 25, 2012

Made this with no variation. Sloppy Joe's as I remember, flavor, texture all spot on. Do yourself a favor, if love a great sloppy joe. You've found an original!!

bruce chips November 30, 2011

This is almost like my own recipe for Sloppy Joes. I really enjoyed eating this and fixing it for myself today. Don't hesitate to try this recipe, easy and very good. I will be the first to say it would have been better if I had cole slaw but I didn't so I ate it plain and not on a bun because I do not eat bread. Thanks for the recipe. Pac Fall 2011

Jacqueline in KY October 16, 2011