This is a spicier version of sloppy Joes. Try adding some hot pepper sauce for even more 'kick'! Serve on your favorite style bun.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, green bell pepper, celery and oregano. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. Transfer this mixture to a plate and reserve for later.

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  • In the same skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and sausage and saute for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add reserved onion mixture, chili sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 14.9g 30% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 45.6mg 15% DV; sodium 295.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
This was one of the best sloppy joe recipes I've ever tried. It has a great zesty flavor. It is definately a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
tasty and different because of the chili sauce i added mushroom soup because I thought it was too runny Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
This was one of the best sloppy joe recipes I've ever tried. It has a great zesty flavor. It is definately a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
I have been making Jeff's Joes for a few years and love them! I am the kind of cook who tries a new recipe every time but not for sloppy joes. I love the extra kick from the chili sauce and my kids gobble the down. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2008
Tangy. Different. My son and DH loved these. I didn't have Italian sausage so I used another half lb. of ground chuck. I let this simmer for about forty minutes. My guys loved this I didn't as much. They were okay just not my personal taste. I don't care much for chili sauce flavor in general. Thanks Jeff my men really liked this a lot. I'd eat it again but I like others a lot better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
I love this recipe because it has celery and it uses real vinegar not white vinegar which is a cleaning agent & really is not safe for human consumption. A recipe is a guide... not an absolute.... I also don't understand how Sloppy Joes can possibly be made without celery. I was appalled by the top ratings for some of these (thrown together processed foods) recipes. I am getting away from processed foods that is why I was looking for "from scratch recipes". And people saying the kids don't like peppers so I leave them out... Are you kidding me????? I add all kinds of extra veggies: carrots swiss chard Brussels sprouts spinach string beans and/or etc. Everything I don't like I puree in the blender to add as sauce base. Never know they are there but I am adding all those essential nutrients Dr Oz says I should be eating every day. Also I don't have time to chop everything... so pureeing everything is so much faster for everyday. If I am bringing to a pot luck I will chop the basics and have a combination of chopped &/or puree. I use all kinds of ground (or just chopped) meats also. Don't like spicy heat either so I leave it out. This "Jeff's Sloppy Joes" is the recipe I decided on as my base recipe. I never make anything the same twice I am always amending by as to what I have on hand each time I make a recipe. I also make a big batch and separate into containers to freeze for future meals. Great recipe Thanks Jeff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
Top notch! I did have to make a few changes though. For one I left out the sausage and just used additional burger. I used hot taco sauce in place of the chili sauce and left out the green pepper. I also added in a splash of garlic and onion tomato sauce and some garlic powder. I served them on toasted buns with a slice of cheddar on top. We really liked them and I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Very good I doubled the recipe to accommodate my guest. I made them into little sliders and everyone loved them! I gave my picky husband a little to try and he came over in the kitchen and just starred at me with this smirk I ask "what's wrong"? He said" "can I slap you"? I started laughing. It surprised me cause he is the pickiest person I've ever known. I will be making this again! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2011
Followed the recipe exactly and thought it was wonderful! The sausage added a nice flavor. Next time I will probably try hot sausage to add a bit of more kick - Thanks Jeff!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2011
I made exactly as stated. I didn't think these were spicy at all. Tangy maybe. Yummy definitely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2011
Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
tasty and different because of the chili sauce i added mushroom soup because I thought it was too runny Read More
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