Top-ranked recipe named "Grandma's Sloppy Joes"
Quick and easy to make, and delicious too! These were a family tradition, when we were growing up. My maternal grandmother made them for almost every family gathering. She had to satisfy the picky and varied taste of many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as her own young children. So, to satisfy everyone's taste, her sloppy joe recipe contains no green bell pepper, no onion and no celery. It was, and still is, a hit with all the kids.
"Great find for our family that loved manwich but are switching to making things with the least processed ingredients. Have made twice. First time just like the instructions say and it was good but not very thick. 2nd time I added chopped bell peppers of all colors (only a 1/4 inch sliver of each) and about 1 very small carrot both very finely chopped. Kids didn't know they were eating veggies they were so small. Will use less sugar next time due to the sweetness of the peppers. But we have a winner here."
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until meat is still just slightly pink (not browned), about 3 minutes. Add the tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard; stirring until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings. Spoon meat mixture onto hamburger buns, buttered and toasted or plain, and serve.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Be careful not to cook the ground meat beyond pink; if you let it brown it will end up dry and crumbly. The meat will finish cooking once the liquid ingredients are added.
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gboydston40 8 months agoLove this! Quick, easy and tasty. One of my wife's favorite comfort foods.
mandringa 1 year agoPeople stop rating recipes on whether it contains the ingredients you think it should- it is not your recipe nor your job to rank ingredients. Rate the recipe on taste. We made this one again today and it was AWESOME and flavorful as usual.
mandringa 1 year agoOur new go-to recipe for sloppy joe's! Excellent!
Fastdog23emj 1 year agoWe spooned it over baked potatoes and added a little cheese to the top. Wonderful!!
12chica29 1 year agoYum! Easy to make and messy to eat. Just the way I like it.
felicia_ruggierohirst 1 year agoIt taste great my suggestion though would be to drain your meat we ended up with very greasy sauce but we enjoyed it
rexman44 1 year agoMade it for my parent... AMAZING
mollymcFABULOUS 1 year agoGreat recipe to start with. It didn't need the oil, I added 4x the amount of mustard, and 3x the Worcestershire and vinegar. Then, since it was so saucy, it took a long time to thicken. Next time I'm skipping the soup and adding more ketchup and also adding onions. But like I said, great recipe to start with. Pretty bland by itself though.
BaizillaMom 1 year agoI loved this! So did my two very picky toddlers. Instead of the Worcestershire sauce and cider vinegar, I used 1 Tbsp A1 and it was perfect!
mogriff1 1 year agoVery tasty! Hubby and I enjoyed. I added green peppers, onion and a clove of garlic which I pureed in the food processor. In addition to salt and pepper I also added garlic salt and onion powder.