sloppy joes & coleslaw

Sloppy Joes

My first (scratch) Sloppy Joe’s were made over 25 years ago for my son’s first birthday party. It is an easy recipe for large groups and multiplying servings. Not a beef eater? Substitute ground turkey. Or get adventurous and use half bulk sausage and half beef. It’s a meal kids and adults will enjoy! Serve with a side salad or coleslaw.

Sloppy Joe’s

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, sandwich, sloppy joes
Servings: 12


  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 12 hamburger buns


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add ground hamburger and cook until browned.
  • Add next 9 ingredients and simmer for 1 hours, stirring occasionally. (Can be put in a crockpot for 4-8 hours if that's your choice).
  • Serve meat over buns.

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