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Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is my Mom's recipe and she's the best cook in the world. This is a family favorite and freezes well too!"
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1 h 15 m servings 352
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the celery, onion, green bell pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, increase the heat to medium-high, and stir until crumbly and browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the ketchup, chili sauce, water, parsley, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, mustard powder, chili powder, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 352 calories; 20.6 21.7 21.1 69 1178 Full nutrition

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I'm not sure, but I think you have to be from pennsylvania to know what a Whimpie is!! Not unlike a Sloppy Joe a whimpie has a bit more veggies and a nice homemade sauce. I had to deviate a bit ...

The pot is still on the stove and I'm already a 5 year old back in Scranton. Just the smell takes me back 60 years. This recipe is about as authentic, back in the day, Moms home cookin' as I've ...

This had a wonderful flavor! I like that it has all the veggies in it also. I thought it would be thicker in consistency; used a slotted spoon. The recipe does not specify to drain the grease of...

I'm anxious to try this recipe. Whimpies were always a staple sandwich served at most church & club functions in Indiana. Nobody had heard of a "Whimpie Sandwich" when I moved away from Indiana.

Loved this recipe. It reminded me of birthday parties in Ashley, PA MKM

Slightly different change from your standard sloppy joe. We enjoyed as a chance of pace. I used apple cider vinegar.

Just like I remember from my childhood! Delicious without any changes.