Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Super Sloppy Joes

June 28, 2012Teresa

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Super Sloppy Joes are as great as their name!

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

I used these ingredients,

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Brown ground beef. Add diced onion, diced green pepper and diced celery. 

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Stir to combine and cook until beef is browned. Drain any grease.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Simmer over low heat for about 30-35 minutes.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Super Sloppy Joes are terrific for quick weeknight suppers! I served these sandwiches with Guacamole Hummus.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

Super Sloppy Joes are mouthwatering along with being quick and easy. You can have these made and ready to go in an hour. 

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

The flavors of Super Sloppy Joes are amazing.

Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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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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
Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches
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.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[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.
Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches

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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Print Recipe
Super Sloppy Joes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delicious Sloppy Joes are absolutely mouthwatering. This recipe is quick and easy and perfect for weeknight dinners.
Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches
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
Super Sloppy Joes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #sloppyjoes are quick, easy & delicious for weeknight dinners. #beef #sandwiches
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.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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