Catsup Sloppy Joes

"You'll never buy your Sloppy Joe mix out of a can again. Very quick and easy to prepare for busy nights. Serve with Chips and pickles or crips carrots and you can't beat it. Please try this."
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  • Brown beef, onion, and celery in large skillet.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Let simmer until reduced, about 30 minutes.
  • Add to toasted hamburger buns.
  • Add one slice of cheese.

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  1. Very good! I browned the ground beef with the onions and celery, reduced the water to 1/2 cup and threw it all in the crockpot. I will definitely be making this again!
  2. These are AWESOME! Threw it all in the crockpot after the beef was browned. Reduced the water to 1/2 c- Cooked for 1 hr on high then reduced to low. The house sure smelled great when DH walked in :) I will make this recipe again!! Thank You!
  3. These were so good and tasty! I enjoy trying different homeade sloppy joe recipes because I dislike the canned stuff. This recipe is in the top 2 of all the recipes I've ever tried. I needed a recipe for 2 pounds of ground beef and this was perfect. I did add a couple things in addition to the ingredients-minced garlic, diced green pepper, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce,1/4 cup Heinz chili sauce and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar. I cooked it like a couple of the other reviewers and browned the meat and vegetables , drained off the fat and put it in my slow cooker with all the other ingredients, only using 1/2 cup water. I started it out on HIGH for an hour , then turned it down to LOW for another 2 hours until we were ready to eat. I served it with potato chips and pickles , toasted the buns and added sharp cheddar cheese. These were very flavorful sloppy joes. My son and I didn't want to stop eating it straight out of the slow cooker with a spoon. Thank you so much Children's Minister!
  4. The best sloppy joes. We add chopped green, red, orange peppers also on occasion add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons of paprika, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. The Best!!
  5. This was very good. I did add a pinch of crushed red pepper, and a dash of hot sauce for some heat. I also seasoned the meat with garlic powder and italian seasoning. I like my sloppy joes a bit less runny, so I would probably add another 1/2 - 1 pound of meat. I like that it comes together so quickly, if needed. I combined all the wet ingredients and seasonings, brought it to a boil, and began reducing while I browned the meat. It turned out great...thanks for sharing! ;-)


  1. This is good! Instead of using tomato soup I used a can of tomato sauce. I also added some sugar and a little tabasco sauce.
  2. I'm not a big sloppy joe person but I had two. These were simple to make and tasted great too. I had everything on hand, which made this recipe a winner. The only change I made was I used venison instead of beef. Great recipe, Thanks!


My wife and I love to cook and love to find recipes that are great tasting and easty to prepare. As a minister we host a lot of friends in our home, take food to help families, and go to many pot-lucks which makes our hunt for recipes constant.
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