sloppy joes from scratch


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.6
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.1 mg
  • Sodium: 433.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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these are our favorite sloppy joes- see what you think. : 0 these are our favorite sloppy joes- see what you think. : 0
Number of Servings: 8


    1# extra lean ground beef
    1onion diced
    1 cup ketchup
    1/3 cup water
    2Tablespoons vinegar
    2tablespoons brown sugar
    2tsp mustard
    2tsp garlic powder
    salt and pepper to taste- although I use none.


Brown ground beef with chopped onion and drain.
add remaining ingredients, stir and let simmer for 15-20 min.
serve on buns or bread. yum!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KJH1129.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • wow! i made these last night and my kids and I loved them! thank:-D - 10/8/15

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  • I would not recommend using both the vinegar and mustard. Combined, they are too overpowering in the recipe. Next time I will use one or the other. - 4/23/13

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  • Used ground turkey, tomato paste, beef broth...instead of ground beef, ketchup, and water. Also used spicy brown mustard and added a tad more broth. Easy to make and smells yummy. Can't wait until eating time. Making roasted potatoes for our side. - 4/17/13

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  • omg it was BAD......really! don't make this! YUK - 3/5/13

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  • It tasted OK. - 9/16/12

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  • Just like grandma makes it. Now that I'm living on my own this will be great. - 3/31/12

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  • Very Good. Similar to the sloppy joe's I am use to. - 3/24/12

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  • this was good. i used venison instead of the beef. - 5/18/11

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  • Once I figured out what kind of mustard went in this (lol, yellow not dry of course!), it was delicious! I added a finely diced bell pepper, and my hubbs gobbled it right up! Perfect blend of sweet and tangy...Yum! - 2/25/11

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  • Excellent recipe. I always make mine from scratch, but I never used vinegar it was really good. I did use half the sugar and was still awesome - 1/23/11

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  • We needed to make dinner in a hurry, and had no manwich. We will never use that canned mix ever again! It's one of those recipes that you can memorize quickly and you have everything on hand. I also enjoy the fact that it's made from scratch and not from the can. - 7/8/10

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  • i was determined to find a recipe that could let me join in on sloppy joe night & i stumbled on this one. we took out the onions (i'm allergic) & the vinager & are now in love with these. no more buying manwich :) - 3/31/10

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  • We love this version! - 7/3/09

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  • I used ground buffalo instead of the ground beef and used 1 TB of Splenda Blend Brown Sugar...when I plugged the ingredients into the Recipe Calculator it came out to 91 calories (10 servings). I hope it did it right! Anyway..these were great! My husband really liked them as well. - 4/6/09

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  • this recipe is great, since i could make tasty sloppy joe's without going to the store (i had the ingredients in my kitchen already). it does, however, use a lot of ketchup. it was easy to make and tasted great. i'd make it again. - 4/5/09

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  • I signed up for this website just to comment on this recipe it is outstanding i was skeptical at first but wow this is great - 3/17/09

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  • I just made this and it's very good =) - 1/21/09

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  • sounds yummy! - 1/17/09

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