Jill's Sloppy Joes

Jill's Sloppy Joes


"This is my own recipe. I make these a lot for gatherings. Everyone always seems to enjoy them. The combination of the ingredients make them PERFECT!"

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 297 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1313 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the ground beef, onion, and celery in a large skillet over medium-high until the meat is fully cooked; drain off the excess liquid. Mix in the garlic, salt, pepper, grill seasoning, cumin, paprika, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and water. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve on toast or hamburger buns.
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  1. 36 Ratings


i made a 15lb batch of this and everyone raved about how good it was. it was not like the same old sloppy joes, it had great flavor and consistancy. thanks for the addition.


This was very tasty! The only thing i did different, was use tomato juice instead of ketchup. I had some left over tomato juice that needed to use up. Because ketchup is a lot sweeter and thicker, I just double the brown sugar(or sweeten to your taste), then thickened it with some corn starch. It worked out great!! Thanks for the recipe!


Delicious! A finicky 13 yr old biy picked this Sloppy Joe recipe for me, likely because it had NO green peppers. I thought the amount of celery would taste/look weird but it didn't. It was a great addition,the celery retains a crunch but was there mostly as texture as the flavor is either masked with the spice mix or gone because of cooking time. I made the celery into dice so that it would resemble the same chop of the onion, figuring that is better looking than half moons. I also sauteed, onion and celery and garlic first in a little olive oil (I like my onion wilted) and browned inexpensive frozen ground turley (comes in a frozen roll)on top of that. I did not drain since it was turkey and just omitted the water. YUM! and thank you!