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.
I initially posted this recipe right after I started my blog in June 2012. I updated the pictures in May 2013. The pictures were okay, but since I was remaking this recipe (February 2018) for a youth activity at our church, I decided to take a few new pictures.
Our church hosts a Disciple Now Weekend once every winter where middle school and high school kids are divided up into different host homes. I was making a meal for one of the homes and I included this version of Sloppy Joes. I also made them Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes and a batch of Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies. I got a text back that night from the folks hosting that group, that the teenage boys who were staying in their home just demolished these Super Sloppy Joes. 🙂 Yeah, they’re that good.
Super Sloppy Joes are as great as their name!
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the meat.
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.
I used these ingredients,
Brown ground beef. Add diced onion, diced green pepper and diced celery.
Stir to combine and cook until beef is browned. Drain any grease.
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.
Super Sloppy Joes are terrific for quick weeknight suppers! I served these sandwiches with Guacamole Hummus.
Super Sloppy Joes are mouthwatering along with being quick and easy. You can have these made and ready to go in an hour.
The flavors of Super Sloppy Joes are amazing.
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)
- 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
- 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.
- Add the next ten ingredients; mix well.
- Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Spoon a ½ cup of meat mixture onto each bun.
I like to serve mine with tomatoes and mild salad pepper rings. Hummus and veggie dippers is another great side for Super Sloppy Joes.
Super Sloppy Joes is a great recipe to make up for your kid’s “spend-the-night” parties. Serve with chips and ice cream!
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.