Best Sloppy Joes EVER!

July 10, 2011

Sloppy Joe Recipe

This recipe is one from my late Mother-In-Law.  I never used to like sloppy Joe’s much, especially not from the can.  I mean, they were OK.  I’d eat them when served, but I wouldn’t jump up and down in joy when my mom announced it was Sloppy Joe night.

But then I had these.  Oh. My. Goodness. The sweet and the salty, and the just overall sloppy goodness just ignites my taste buds and makes me drool just thinking about them!

Ingredients:  *I believe this is a 1/2 recipe, but enough to make 8 hefty Sloppy Joes, I often double it and freeze the leftovers*
1 lb. Hamburger (or Ground Turkey)
1 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/2 C. Chili Sauce
8oz Tomato Sauce
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Mustard
1/2 tsp. Pepper
Brown hamburger with added garlic salt.  Drain fat.  Add all ingredients (minus the buns…) and let simmer for 2-5 minutes.  Serve and Enjoy!
Can be made ahead, or in a crock pot!

   I love to eat my Sloppy Joes with Potato Chips on top for the added crunch factor… but to each their own Smile

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  1. Yum, thanks for sharing! I will have to try this.

  2. Jennifer B says:

    I like mine with chips on top too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. what kind of chilli sauce do you use?

    • Really any brand, I typically get whatever is cheapest. This particular time it was Roundy’s Brand. Heinz is good though too 🙂

  4. looks yummy!!

  5. Looks like a good recipe- I am looking for one of those mix and chop tools- I have yet to get hamburger as fine as hubby likes it 🙂 I am a less picky eater but if the burger isnt fine he dislikes it alot- this looks like it does it perfectly!

    • for sure. The more you chop, the thinner it gets – It’s SO fun to chop too with it 🙂
      Pampered Chef has amazing quality ones for only $10.50. Just watch out for shipping, see if someone will share and order and shipping with you – I think it’s $4.50 just for shipping or something?!
      Or to make the shipping worth your while, buy the Covered Round Baker (shown in my chicken tortilla casserole recipe) That sucker cooks a whole chicken to tender perfection in the microwave in 30 minutes! It’s my 2nd favorite thing from PC!

  6. I have never been a big sloppy joe person, but that’s probably because I have never had a homemade one! These look amazing. I am going to add them to the menu next week.

  7. I know what’s for dinner tomorrow! Thank you! I’m running to the store in a bit, I’ve never made sloppy joes before

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