Tonya's Terrific Sloppy Joes

Tonya's Terrific Sloppy Joes

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"I'm just beginning to cook so my recipes are pretty quick and simple. This recipe is a really simple, quick, and tasty 'Sloppy Joe.' This is what we are having tonight before we go to the football game. You can also let this simmer in a slow cooker after browning the ground beef if you prefer."


40 m servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 573 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into skillet; add onion and celery. Cook and stir beef mixture until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, and lemon juice through the beef mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook mixture at a simmer until mixture is hot and sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 125 Ratings


This is a perfect recipe for anyone wanting to avoid spiciness and still enjoy a sloppy joe! I followed the recipe exactly, weighing the ketchup which amounted to 3/4 cup. This is truly "simpl...

Can use pickle juice instead of vinegar.

My family absolutely loved it. Especially my fiance. Everyone had about three or four.

Definitely not good.

This is the best one! Now that I've found this perfect recipe, I've filed it away and won't try any new ones Why mess with perfection? Just a little sweet and very savory. Worked great for s...

It was really delicious! My 14-year old ate THREE Sloppy Joes, my husband ate one open-faced Sloppy Joe (which is probably the equivalent of TWO) and I ate one. The only complaint that my husb...

Better than Manwich in a can... added 1/2 cup green bell pepper. Yum yum yum.

I've tried several sloppy joe recipes and this was by far the best. I will definitely make it again. It was easy, used ingredients I keep on pleased the whole family. I buy hamburger in bulk,...

We liked this recipe. I accidentally messed up and added 2x the onion, celery, ketchup and sugar but it still turned out good. I thought it needed an extra kick, so I added a pinch of cayenne pe...