Sloppy Joes

Did you grow up eating Sloppy Joes?  I remember loving this sandwich as a child, but I can’t remember the last time I made them (if ever).  I ran across my aunt’s recipe and decided that this would make a perfect Sunday night supper for us.
Sloppy Joes - Hamburger in a sweet and flavorful sauce is so good served on a bun as a sandwich. Sloppy Joes make an easy weeknight meal. virginiasweetpea.com

Sloppy Joes

1 lb hamburger
4 T diced onion
1 T green pepper
3/4 c. water
1 c catsup
2 T dry mustard
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp vinegar
2 T brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger, onion, and green pepper.  Drain, if necessary.  Add water, catsup, and other seasonings.  Cook until thick.  Serve on toasted buns.

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I wrote this recipe down as a teen thinking that I’d want to make it when I was grown.  I like it as much now as I did then.  Yum!

Sloppy Joes
 
Hamburger in a sweet and flavorful sauce is so good served on a bun as a sandwich. Sloppy Joes make an easy weeknight meal.
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 4 T diced onion
  • 1 T green pepper
  • ¾ c. water
  • 1 c catsup
  • 2 T dry mustard
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown hamburger, onion, and green pepper.  Drain, if necessary.
  2. Add water, catsup, and other seasonings.  Cook until thick.
  3. Serve on toasted buns.

 

Sloppy Joes - Hamburger in a sweet and flavorful sauce is so good served on a bun as a sandwich. Sloppy Joes make an easy weeknight meal. virginiasweetpea.com

Comments

  1. noooooo don’t show me food this early! haha. i’m drooling

    thanks a lot =)

    MWAH!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Keetha Broyles says:

    I do like a good sloppy Joe – – – I liked the silly “slop, slop, sloppy Joe” song too!

    I had FORGOTTEN this – – – in these here parts they call sloppy joes barbeque. Having lived in the SOUTH where I learned what REAL barbeque is, I now have to giggle every time someone says something about barbeques up here and I REALIZE they MEAN sloppy joes!

    Have a great day, Paula!

  3. I made sloppy joes last night with a can of manwich that was in my pantry from a while ago…yuck! I’ll never bother making it from a can again! I’ve tried several different recipes; maybe I’ll give yours a try next.

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever made Sloppy Joes, but I know my mom did. I’ll have to give this one a try…I’m in a real dinner rut lately.

  5. Miss Char says:

    Yup, I grew up on sloppy joe’s and make them from time to time. I’ll give this recipe a try next time. Also used to get something called a “neat joe” at the antique fair food booth that we have in the summer. It was served in a tube like bread thing and was a lot more neat to eat.

  6. little miss southern love. says:

    those look so yummy! Definitely going to make these soon.

    xoxo.

  7. Southern Lady says:

    Paula, I did grow up on sloppy joes! Your post made me want one right now! Carla

  8. Yep, that sound wonderful. I’m sure you’re happy you have it now. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Kathleen – I’ve made this for years and years and we love it. We are big eaters so I always double the recipe so that I’ll have leftovers.

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