Sloppy Joes - Learn to Cook Series

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Apr. 28, 2014

Did you know you can make Sloppy Joes without a can of pre-made mix? You can and they taste great. Try to make your own sloppy joes with this easy to make recipe that is perfect for beginner cooks.


Ground beef 1 Pound
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 3/4 Teaspoon , divided
Chopped celery 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Finely chopped onion 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Garlic clove 2 , chopped finely (or a teaspoon of garlic powder)
Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
White distilled vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ketchup 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Canned chopped tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce
Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
Hamburger buns 6
Butter 2 Teaspoon




1. In a bowl, place tomatoes, add worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup and 1/4th teaspoon of pepper, stir to mix.

2. In a large skillet. heated over medium high flame, add hamburger, break lightly, add onion, celery and garlic cook until the hamburger is done, season with salt and pepper.

3. Add in the prepared sauce mixture, stir to mix, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Lightly butter the hamburger buns and broil in the oven until golden brown.



4. Spoon the filling onto the toasted buns and serve.



Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6