Nan's Sloppy Joes

"This is our family's version. I'm posting it here for my kids, who like to make it now that they live away from home."
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  • Brown ground beef with onion, pepper and garlic.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except hamburger buns).
  • Simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lightly toast bun halves in 350º oven, cut side up.
  • Serve a generous heap of meat on each bun.

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    Been using this since you(Pannan) showed me how easy it was and that I didn't need a "canned" sauce. Right now I am creating a recipe album for Miss Alyssa and she loves this recipe! So, you will literally be a STAR in her book! Thanks for sharing again and again.
  2. Pippy
    I'm terribly sorry, but I found this recipe to be almost sickly sweet. Even though I doubled the vegetables, reduced the ketchup to 1 cup, added a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes along with about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, and omitted the brown sugar, I still found it too sweet. On the positive side, I can see that kids would love it!
  3. sexygrneyes777
    BF said yummy baby!!!! I have always made a recipe that called for too many ingredients so thought I would try this 1. I used 1/2 tbsps balsamic vinegar (due to my taste preference) and also added 2 tsps of white sugar, for those of you that thought this may be a little too tart just add more sugar. This is awesome and will now be my new sloppy recipe. Congrats and thanks a bunch
  4. Amanda Beth
    Wonderful recipe! I will never buy canned sauce again. Did not have any worcestershire sauce, but it was so good without. I would definitely make this again. Not too sweet, not too tangy. Served on buns with fries. Thanks!!
  5. LainieBug
    This makes a rich and delicious sauce, which I served on toasted whole wheat buns. I had 1-1/4 lbs. of lean ground turkey and used that in this recipe. During the 20 minutes of simmering time, I covered the pan the last 10 minutes as I felt the sauce was cooking down too much and I like my sloppy joes to be sloppy. Thanks for a keeper!



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