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Mark's Nearly Famous Sloppy Joes

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars

"I've been tweaking this recipe for years and think it's finally perfected. Like a good chili, it may be even better the second day. Serve on toasted hamburger buns."
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Ingredients

4 h 30 m servings 439 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large heavy skillet, cook ground beef until evenly brown; drain well.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine onion, bell pepper, celery, condensed gumbo soup, tomato paste and brown sugar. Stir in lemon juice, mustard, ketchup, barbeque sauce and vinegar. season with Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, parsley, black pepper and salt. Stir in browned beef.
  3. Cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Skim off excess fat.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 439 calories; 31.2 g fat; 18.7 g carbohydrates; 20.9 g protein; 97 mg cholesterol; 1017 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have made this recipe twice now. The first time it was awful...there was a taste in it that my husband and I just couldn't get past. It was the white vinegar and the liquid smoke. Next time...

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I give anyone credit who spends the time trying to perfect a recipe. In our house sloppy joes are for the nights I need to make "quickie dinners" and truthfully, the canned stuff works just fine...

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I have made this recipe twice now. The first time it was awful...there was a taste in it that my husband and I just couldn't get past. It was the white vinegar and the liquid smoke. Next time...

This one of the best recipes I have ever tried, especially within a five minute notice. I didn't add the veggies nor the liquid smoke and the parsely due to it's unavailablility but regardless,...

I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO BUY ALL THE INGRIDIENTS I THINK IT WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE. I THINK MY SLOPPY JOES(WITH ONION, KETCHUP, BBQ SAUCE AND A BIT OF BROWN SUGAR IS JUST AS G...

I give anyone credit who spends the time trying to perfect a recipe. In our house sloppy joes are for the nights I need to make "quickie dinners" and truthfully, the canned stuff works just fine...

**3780 calories for the total recipe as written, (adding a 1/2 head of cabbage totals up to 3920)** I have been using this recipe for the past 10 YEARS, it was the 1st recipe I printed off the ...

The big problem with this recipe is that it did not call for patience to wait the four hours or so to try it. this is so good that I craved the meal all day!! I have never rated a recipe before ...

This recipe is awesome! I followed the recipe exactly as stated however, didn't have any liquid smoke - no problem - I am not a big fan of it anyway. But my kids devoured it. I was so skeptic...

The texture of these is phenomenal. I think every ingredient is well worth the work. Jalapeno is an extra my husband and I added. We'll never go back to the "old" way of doin' em.

I made this over the weekend to feed the friends that were helping my daughter move. It was a big hit!!! Only thing I left out was the liquid smoke. I will make this again and again.