Super Sloppy Joes

Super Sloppy Joes are terrific. I’ve always loved Sloppy Joes. From the very first time I ate them I’ve loved this great sandwich. This great recipe is filled with ground beef, onions, green peppers, celery, and crushed tomatoes along with some excellent spices, seasonings, and condiments which make Super Sloppy Joes quite sensational! Our family loves this recipe. Truly, these sloppy Joes are as super as their name.

I found this version of sloppy Joes in Taste of Home’s annual recipes for 2000. I adapted it slightly because my son wanted it with a little more kick so I added more chili powder to it. I’m not a big fan of hamburger buns anyway and most Sloppy Joe recipes will soak through a hamburger bun quite easily. Feel free to use any kind of hoagie roll, onion roll, or specialty bread to serve this. I prefer some of these specialty breads because they are thicker and hold up a lot better than plain hamburger buns. I used ciabatta sandwich rolls and the bread didn’t get soaked through with the Sloppy Joe sauce quite like hamburger buns.

If you’re looking for a terrific Sloppy Joe recipe to feed your family, then try out Super Sloppy Joes sometime. You won’t be disappointed. These are great for lunches or main meals. My kids loved this recipe. I think yours will too.

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Super Sloppy Joes are as great as their name!

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Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the meat.

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These tasty sandwiches are great for lunches or main dishes. Serve with your favorite veggies and sides. One of the things I like about Super Sloppy Joes is this recipe is not so goopy nor does it have too much liquid like some recipes do.

 

Here’s what I did.

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Brown ground beef. Add diced onion, diced green pepper and diced celery. Stir to combine and cook until beef is browned. Drain any grease.

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Add a small can of crushed tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, dried mustard, paprika, garlic salt and chili powder. I’ve increased the chili powder from the original recipe because my kids wanted this a little spicier. Stir to combine ingredients. Simmer over low heat for about 30-35 minutes.

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Here the Super Sloppy Joes have cooked and are ready to be served up on bread.

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Super Sloppy Joes are mouthwatering along with being quick and easy. You can have these made and ready to go in an hour. It’s a great sandwich to make for cookouts and backyard barbecues with friends. It’s kid-friendly too. Everyone loves this recipe!

 

Here’s the recipe.

SUPER SLOPPY JOES

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Annual Recipes Cookbook, 2000)

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Delicious sloppy joes with a Tex-Mex twist due to extra chili powder. This recipe is a family favorite.
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
  2. Add the next ten ingredients; mix well.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon a ½ cup of meat mixture onto each bun.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I added chili powder because my son wanted it spicier.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

 

[b]Super Sloppy Joes[/b]
Recipe Type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/super-sloppy-joes” target=”_blank” title=”super sloppy joes”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Delicious sloppy joes with a Tex-Mex twist due to extra chili powder. This recipe is a family favorite.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. steak sauce
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¾ tsp. chili powder
  • 8-10 hamburger buns, split
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
  2. Add the next ten ingredients; mix well.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon a ½ cup of meat mixture onto each bun.
Notes
I added chili powder because my son wanted it spicier.

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This is a great recipe to make up for your kid’s “spend-the-night” parties. Serve with chips and ice cream!

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I like to serve mine with tomatoes and mild salad pepper rings. Hummus and veggie dippers is another great side for Super Sloppy Joes.

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Super Sloppy Joes are easy to make up earlier in the day and keep in the crockpot on warm for when you plan to eat them later. We like serving Super Sloppy Joes on ciabatta sandwich rolls or onion rolls because the bread is thicker and the sauce doesn’t soak the bread so easily like it does with hamburger buns.

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3 Replies to "Super Sloppy Joes"

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  • comment-avatar
    renee rodgers July 24, 2012 (7:19 am)

    Hi Teresa!
    I’m going to try this tonight!!

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa July 24, 2012 (10:21 am)

      It’s really fantastic, Renee. We add chili powder to give it a little more zing. Enjoy! Teresa

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