Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sloppy Joes

No more sandwich from a can.  This mixture is juicy and packed with flavor.  I added a little bit of dry tomato powder and WOW!...even better!

Sloppy Joes                                                                                              Printable Recipe

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes (or 1 pint home canned chopped tomatoes)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Dice veggies
Brown veggies and hamburger in large skillet or Dutch oven. Drain if needed.
Add rest of ingredients (except buns.)
Cook for 30-45 minutes mashing with potato masher to crush tomatoes and incorporate all the ingredients together.
Sauce will thicken as liquid evaporates.
Serve on a bun with shredded cheese or slices if you like or eat it as is!

**The sloppy joe meat mixture can be frozen to be thawed and reheated at another time.


  1. I love the idea of freezing the mixture. It's a great time saver this time of the year. Just pull out a package and dinner will be ready with no fuss. And we love it in the winter, for some strange reason it's our winter comfort food favorite.

  2. You mentioned tomato powder, but I don't see it in the list of ingredients itself and is this available in local grocery stores? These look so delicious.

    1. There is a link above the recipe photofor the tomato powder I made with leftover bits from my marinara sauce.

  3. Jenny,

    I love homemade sloppy joes and yours look so full of flavor. YUM! Thanks for posting.

    Diane Roark

  4. Thanks Jenny for another way to "Step away from the can". Delish idea. Thanks as always for sharing at The Weekend Social. Hope to see you Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinning! :)