This is an excellent version of sloppy joes. We used to fix this at the concessions at the ballpark, and it was the first to go every time. Everyone always asks for the recipe. Serve on hamburger buns or sandwich rolls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until the beef is completely browned and the onion softens, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir the ketchup, barbeque sauce, vinegar, mustard, and white sugar through the ground beef mixture; simmer 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 14.6g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 545.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2012
Very simple sloppy joe sauce. I did add in some fresh minced garlic--that was the only addition I made. I actually did NOT use this as sloppy joe sauce, I used this as a quick hot dog sauce. The boys thought it was great having "sloppy joe dogs". I'll make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2013
This recipe was not the sloppy joe I was hoping for the other sloppy joe on this website using condensed tomato soup was much better but I forgot to grab the soup so we decided to try this one. This one was just too rich. The flavor of ketchup was overwhelming. Read More
(3)
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2012
Very simple sloppy joe sauce. I did add in some fresh minced garlic--that was the only addition I made. I actually did NOT use this as sloppy joe sauce, I used this as a quick hot dog sauce. The boys thought it was great having "sloppy joe dogs". I'll make this again. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
I have a similar recipe using 1# grd beef, med onion, 1/2 c ketchup, 1/2 c Open Pit BBQ sauce, 1 tsp prepared mustard and 2 T. brown sugar. Sometimes I add a little chopped green/sweet pepper. Very Yummy! I'll will try Terri's to compare. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
I like sloppy joes very much and husband dislikes them very much. He enjoyed this recipe a lot and used the leftovers for his lunch. When I asked if I could make them again he was all for it. Hip Hip Hooray I can enjoy Sloppy Joes once more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
No kidding the best Sloppy Joes I've ever had. Of course flavour will change depending on the BBQ sauce you use but I don't think you can go wrong with this recipe! Only thing I changed was by adding finely chopped veggies. It's the only way I can get my family to eat the healthy things. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2012
I made the sauce in my crock pot while browning the ground beef and onion. I substituted brown sugar for white. Drained the beef and added it to the crock. There didn't seem to be enough sauce so I added an additional 1/2 C. ketchup 1/2 C. bbq sauce and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar. (I didn't add any additional vinegar or mustard.) I added 1/4 C. water and 1/4 C. frozen green pepper. Let it simmer on low for 1 hr stirring occasionally. This was absolutely wonderful! The entire family went back for seconds. I will definitely be making this again:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
LOVED this recipe. It was easy quick and had an amazing taste. It is the perfect combination of sweet (BBQ sauce & sugar) and sour (mustard & vinegar). We will be keeping this one close on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2012
Great basic sloppy recipe. You could easily make additions to dress this up and customize it but it is great as is. I used onion powder (1 tsp) instead of an onion and cider vinegar. For a no frills basic recipe this is fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2013
This recipe was not the sloppy joe I was hoping for the other sloppy joe on this website using condensed tomato soup was much better but I forgot to grab the soup so we decided to try this one. This one was just too rich. The flavor of ketchup was overwhelming. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2012
Very good. I made open-faced and added in some mozzarella into mix and also on top before baking off to melt cheese topped on mix on hamburger buns. Used half bbq and half ketchup in mix as well as brown sugar for white. Added a little extra vinegar as mix was quite sweet. Will def make again but add some spice and cut sugar to make up for some of sweetness. Good as is tho! Read More
(3)
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