Fast and easy! These sloppy joes are a sure winner. Ground beef and chili sauce are the main ingredients, the rest you probably have on hand. Only 5 ingredients, so it goes from in the pot to on the table super fast!

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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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  • Crumble the ground beef into a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently until evenly browned. Drain off grease. Add the onion and celery, and cook until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat to medium and pour in the chili sauce. Stir in the vinegar and sugar. Add mustard if using. Simmer until the mixture is your desired thickness. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts

536.4 calories; 38.1 g protein; 13.7 g carbohydrates; 139.3 mg cholesterol; 233.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (85)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
This was a hit! I will not purchase canned items therefore my family has not had Joe's for YEARS! Thanks this was great! I added a little ketchup and a dash of worcestershire sauce. It took away the over kill on sweetness....but just sweet enough! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2005
This recipe satisfies a taste for sloppy joes. I prefer chili to sloppy joes so I added some chili powder and hot sauce to give it some zing. Read More
(12)
103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
This was a hit! I will not purchase canned items therefore my family has not had Joe's for YEARS! Thanks this was great! I added a little ketchup and a dash of worcestershire sauce. It took away the over kill on sweetness....but just sweet enough! Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2004
My husband and I both felt that this was not as flavorful as Sloppy Joe's we are accustomed to. Perhaps using a little less beef or a little more sauce would help to intensify the flavor. Also, the onion and celery should be sauteed with the ground beef in the grease that accumulates before it is drained off. The onion and celery do not become tender in 3 minutes of cooking it with the dry beef. Decent flavor, but would be better if flavor was more intense. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
I converted this recipe for a crock pot. After I browned the beef, I just added everything (I left out the brown sugar) to the pot and let it go on low. Turned out great. Modifications: I added some hot sauce and I might have added some jalipeno pepper (if I had any) -- It needs a kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2005
I am giving this recipe five stars. Earlier reviewer didn't find it flavorful enough but we loved the flavor -- it seemed sufficiently intense for us (we did use the "optional" mustard which may have made a difference..) Yum! Thanks NICNEC... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2006
Pretty good - a little sweet for my taste but easily fixed by omitting the sugar. I added a bit more chili sauce and added celery salt since I didn't have celery. I also added some green tabasco sauce - yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2006
Easy and yummy loved by whole family! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2005
This recipe satisfies a taste for sloppy joes. I prefer chili to sloppy joes so I added some chili powder and hot sauce to give it some zing. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
I didn't use the celery or mustard and it was great! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2004
Taking the other reviewer's comment I doubled the amount of chili sauce vinegar and sugar. Very easy and good. My husband really liked it. Read More
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