Wang Doodle

"A real quick, kid-friendly recipe. Served over hamburger buns it is a little less sweet and/or spicy than most sloppy Joes. It is also good served over rice. I can't remember where I got this recipe, but it's a quick dinner from ingredients I always have on hand."
photo by Marie Nixon photo by Marie Nixon
photo by Marie Nixon
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  • Sear celery, onion and beef in skillet over medium heat.
  • Add dry mustard, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer about 20 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. i remember that my mom used canned corn beef instead of hamburger meat and also included a measure of hickory smoke sauce.


  1. i remember that my mom made this using canned corn beef instead of hamburger meat and also used a measure of Hickory smoke sauce.
  2. My family always asks what Recipezaar recipe I will be making next. This time I got to tell them 'I'm making Wang Doodle!' It was good for a laugh. The sloppy joe was real good. I used 1 tablespoon of sugar because I thought I would like it a little sweeter.
  3. I'll admit I only looked at this recipe because of the title. I'm glad I did because then I tried it, and it was very easy and oh so good. I'll never buy the sloppy joe stuff in a can again!
  4. Oh, so quick and tasty. This is so easy to prepare it is ridiculous. We ate this over hamburger buns. DH and I really enjoyed this. Of course, I can't read properly and only sliced the celery. It was still good. Thanks.


I LOVE to cook and eat and read cookbooks. My kitchen really does overfloweth with them and of course this has quickly become my favorite cooking site! I live with my husband in a small town in eastern Connecticut. We are both retired. My children are all grown and have families of their own now. Our 3 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter all live in Florida and it goes without saying that we miss them very much, so when my husband retired last year we celebrated by buying a small RV! We so enjoyed driving it to Florida to spend the holidays with the little ones. Although COVID has prevented us from repeating the trip this year, I am enjoying learning new recipes to make in our RV for next year. I think the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot will be my new best friends while traveling!
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