Sloppy Joes


I got this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine featuring recipes geared towards church suppers. I figured I’d pick it up because they tend to be meals that you make in bulk (and therefore would be great freezer meals). This recipe looked like it asked for things I normally keep in my house, so it was worth a try- I am still looking for the definitive sloppy joe recipe. We’ll see how it goes!

7 lbs. lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
6 c. tomato sauce
1/2 c. white vinegar
2-3 tsp. minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
hamburger buns

In large skillets, cook beef, onion and celery until beef is browned and then drain. Add brown sugar, mustard, tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper, and then stir in the cheese until melted. Serve on buns.

**Note: I didn’t make this recipe in full size. 🙂 I’m testing it with a smaller batch!

One comment
  1. Sloppy joes are SLOPPY. 🙂 This was actually pretty good. It was sweeter than I expected. I’ve had a hard time finding a recipe I like because most every sloppy joe recipe I find has green pepper in it. I don’t “do” pepper. I halved this recipe and still froze a huge container and we have leftovers for tomorrow.
    The only change I made was that I was fresh out of cheddar, so I used taco cheese!

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