Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
This comes from my "Taste of Home" magazine (Apr/May 99). I had always just opened a can of Manwich for dinner, but one day I dared to make "real" sloppy joes, and well, there's no going back now. Trust me, they're fabulous!
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 stalks celery & leaves, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 2⁄3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon steak sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 8 -10 hamburger buns, split
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
- Add the next nine ingredients; mix well.
- Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun.
I also found this recipe in Taste of Home and have made it many times. Instead of crushed or diced tomatoes, I prefer using stewed. I add sugar or vinegar to taste. More sugar to cut the acidity in the tomatoes or adding more vinegar for a more tangy taste.
Thank You so much for posting this recipe. I lost my Taste of Home copy, so I searched Recipezaar and here it is. They are delicious
We did not care for these. I have made them twice but I won't be making them again. They were o.k. , just not what I want in a sloppy joe. The crushed tomatoes make them too tomato-ey and they are not sweet enough. The flavors are off and they weren't any better the next day either. I have found a much better and easier recipe.