Dana's Sloppy Joes

"My daughter hates Sloppy Joes, I got her to try these and now this is the only kind she will eat."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • In a large skillet, brown beef with onions.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Add to beef and onions.
  • Cook for 1 hour over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve on warm hamburger buns.

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  1. I''m making these for the second time tonight! This is the first meal (except pizza) that my entire family will all eat! Very easy, very quick, very tasty! I found a half hour to 45 minutes plenty of time to simmer. Thanks, Dana, for a real keeper!
  2. This was real comfort food...with toasted hamburger buns, green beans and tater tots, it was the type of old-fashioned dinner my husband loves. These Sloppy Joes are very easy to prepare; the directions are simple and straightforward. The only changes I made were to cut back on the salt (I figured we could add more at the table if we wished) and after 45 minutes of simmering I thought it was ready. Very tasty, Dana, and a dish I will definitely make again!
  3. Dana, Dana, Dana...what can I say except YUM! Didn't have wine vinegar so I used red cooking wine, which came out fine. Only cooked about 45 minutes. Hubby and I loved them. Will make again for when his children come over for dinner. Thanx!!!
  4. I've tried many home-made sloppy joe recipies and this is by far the best. I did have to add a lot of water too it, though, to keep it from drying out while simmering. Maybe because I didn't add much onion? It was great anyway.
  5. Tasty, simple, economical,& family pleasing meal. I already have a favorite Sloppy Joe recipe, but I thought I would give this one as try as it is a bit different. My family enjoyed this version just as well and gobbled them up quickly. One thing I especially liked about these is how thick the sauce is - everything holds together nicely and doesn't spill out the back of your bun quite as easily as most Sloppy Joe recipes. Thank you for a quick & tasty meal!


  1. Love this recipe. Used tomato sauce instead of catsup and added about a tsp of brown sugar to add the sweetness...Perfect (i'm sure it is with catsup too). Not too sweet and has a little tang. Kids loved it too! Thanks Dana!
  2. We loved this and neither of us like sloppy joes! The only change I made was to substitute 2/3c BBQ Sauce and 1/3c catsup for all of the ketchup to spice it up a little. I also added some hot sauce to it.



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