By diner524 on April 14, 2007
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
"This is a simple recipe with a nice little kick to them and ingredients that you usually have on hand. All the kids love these sandwiches. This is a recipe from Betty Crocker's cookbook."
Serving Size: 1 (178 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Diner -- you have achieved a Zaar world first. I was going to give this four stars because I needed to add a tablespoon of red pepper sauce to get the zing I wanted. But then our extremely fussy and 96-year-old Auntie Esther asked for seconds. AND THEN she asked to have the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. She has lived with us for seven years and NEVER asked to have any leftovers. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back, but consider this the highest compliment you will ever receive on Zaar. I bow before you. I'm gobsmacked. Thanks. Made for Zaar World Tour."
"Very good and so easy too!"
"This is a great recipe of sloppy joes. It's not too sweet like others. I used red bell pepper. Thanks diner :) Made for Photo tag"
"Doubled the ketchup as suggested and added a tablespoon of hot sauce. It had very good flavors, but in the end, I prefer a thicker sauce and more of it. Thanks for sharing."
"loved it, thank you for sharing."
"My boys are Sloppy Joe lovers & both raved over this recipe. I have to admit, I had my doubts, as when I was putting it all together I started to wonder if a main ingredient hadn't been left off the list. In the end I made everything per the recipe except I had just finished making a lasagna too & had about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce leftover so instead of doubling the ketchup (as in the ingredient notes) I just threw the tomato sauce in. I usually like to use garlic & a bit of brown sugar in something like this but even without those I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. Ultimately, it was the red pepper sauce (I too added a lot more than called for) that put this recipe into the 5 star category. :) I served the meat mixture atop recipe #183081 (the only hamburger buns I ever use anymore.) Thanks for sharing, diner! This super quick & easy recipe has been requested again. Made for Every Day is a Holiday tag game."
"I did add about 2 tbps of minced/grated garlic and I added a bullion cube as well. I added all my vegetables with my meat as I like mine cooked down a little more. Came out pretty good considering ketchup was used instead of my usual tomato sauce."
"These really hit the spot with a sweet sauce with just a hint of heat. I made mine using lean ground beef (90%) and red peppers in lieu of green peppers. As someone who cooks for 1 or 2 this yielded a good supply of leftovers and those were amazing as promised. For a 6 star treat make a big batch and freeze some OAMC or add some extra water and simmer beyond the stated cooking time."
"yummy! I didn't use celery because I didn't have any, and my hubby wouldn't have cared for that much anyway. Otherwise made as directed. It made a super fast and tasty meal. I liked the little zip of the hot sauce. (I added more than was called for too.) Thanks for posting!"
"Made these for game day yesterday and they were very good. I added quite a bit more red pepper sauce than stated and also added several tablespoons of BBQ sauce because they were a little too simple for us. Tons better than the stuff from a can! Made for Zaar Stars."
"This was a very simple, yet delicious sloppy joe recipe. I will definitely be making these again! Followed the recipe to the tee. Thanks for a quick meal!"
"This is a wonderful sloppy Joe recipe. It's a great combination of flavors. The only thing I did differently was add a bit of brown sugar because we like a sweeter taste! Thanks for sharing."
"Great Sloppy Joes Diner! I really enjoyed for lunch today. I love my recipe but sometimes it's fun to try someone elses for a change. Will be making these again! Made for New Zaar Stars Tag Game. Linda"
"A great combination of flavors, although I did do a few changes, I added in 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic and 1 tablepoon crushed chili flakes while cooking the beef, after simmering for about 20 minutes I added in some brown sugar as it was not sweet enough for my family's taste, thanks for sharing diner!"
"Excellent sloppy Joes. I did add a little brown sugar and tripled the sauce ingredients because we like more sauce than this produced. Flavor was great. Thanks"
"Fantastic! Definitely better than any store-bought stuff! I sauteed the meat and didn't drain it, but used the little bit of grease to sautee the veggies with. Turned out fine; not greasy at all. After the veggies were cooked through, I deglazed the pan with the worcestershire sauce and let that cook off for a minute. Then, I used an 8 oz can of tomato sauce in place of the ketchup and added a Tbs or so of brown sugar. I omitted the hot sauce, as we didn't have any. Served with oven fries and raw veggies. DELICIOUS!"
"Really good sloppy joes! I used red pepper in place of the green and I can't say I measured the ketchup, but just put a bunch in. I love ketchup! Used the 1/8 tsp of red pepper sauce and I think I will increase that next time as I do like a little kick. Congrats on winning the football pool!"
"This was wonderful! I didn't use the celery or green peppers but added some celery salt minus regular salt. I also added some brown sugar as well. Thanks for the great recipe!! :)"
"Loved them! I did not have celery so used 1 Tbl. celery flakes instead. To supplement the catsup, I added about 1/3 cup of bottled chili sauce. Then, to kick it up a notch, I gave the pot a dash (or two) of McCormick's Spicy Steak Seasoning. Will definitely be making this recipe again!"
"These really are awesome! I took your advice and almost doubled the catsup - it was perfect! This is a great meal when you're short on time. DH didn't sound too enthusiastic when I told him we were having sloppy joes for dinner, but once he tasted it he gobbled down two and enjoyed every bite. This one's a keeper!"