Sloppy Joes to Feed a Crowd

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a sweet tomatoey tasting sloppy joe. The recipe came from the USDA's recipe book for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. I have been using it for my daycare for a while now. Sometimes I add very tiny chopped peppers and carrots. Small enough that the kids don't know they are there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef. Drain off fat.
  2. Add onions and garlic powder. Cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, ketchup, water, vinegar, dry mustard, pepper, and brown sugar. Mix well and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Scoop 1/3 cup onto each hamburger bun.
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Good sloppy joe recipe! I had some tomato paste to use and wanted sloppy joes, so found this recipe. I did cut it down to not feed a crowd, but it still went well. Thanks for posting! Made for Bargain Basement tag game.

StacyMD187373 September 10, 2010