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Jill's Sloppy Joes Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Jill's Sloppy Joes

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"This is my own recipe. I make these a lot for gatherings. Everyone always seems to enjoy them. The combination of the ingredients make them PERFECT!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Cook the ground beef, onion, and celery in a large skillet over medium-high until the meat is fully cooked; drain off the excess liquid. Mix in the garlic, salt, pepper, grill seasoning, cumin, paprika, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and water. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve on toast or hamburger buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2008

i made a 15lb batch of this and everyone raved about how good it was. it was not like the same old sloppy joes, it had great flavor and consistancy. thanks for the addition.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2010

The best Sloppy Joes I have ever made! I will finely chop the celery and onion when I take them to work for those who hate vegetables and they will never know! Thank you Jill! A keeper for sure.


36 Ratings

Jan 30, 2009

This was very tasty! The only thing i did different, was use tomato juice instead of ketchup. I had some left over tomato juice that needed to use up. Because ketchup is a lot sweeter and thicker, I just double the brown sugar(or sweeten to your taste), then thickened it with some corn starch. It worked out great!! Thanks for the recipe!

Aug 04, 2008

Delicious! A finicky 13 yr old biy picked this Sloppy Joe recipe for me, likely because it had NO green peppers. I thought the amount of celery would taste/look weird but it didn't. It was a great addition,the celery retains a crunch but was there mostly as texture as the flavor is either masked with the spice mix or gone because of cooking time. I made the celery into dice so that it would resemble the same chop of the onion, figuring that is better looking than half moons. I also sauteed, onion and celery and garlic first in a little olive oil (I like my onion wilted) and browned inexpensive frozen ground turley (comes in a frozen roll)on top of that. I did not drain since it was turkey and just omitted the water. YUM! and thank you!

Aug 07, 2007

Awesome recipe. Recommend using jus a dash of cumin as it is a very strong spice and was a little overwhelming. Try using buffalo meat...you won't believe it.

Jul 02, 2011

WOW! This was fantastic! I will never eat a sloppy joe from a season packet again... We made this in a pinch and was by far the best sloppy joes we've ever had! Thank you for this recipe.

Jun 03, 2009

Good recipe, though I like mine better (my recipe makes way too much for one family dinner and I can't really lessen it easily). For a different texture try using shredded beef instead. I had some Venison roast left-over from Sunday dinner, shredded it and used that instead of ground meat. It saved on cook time too as I didn't have to thaw, then brown any burger.

Jun 01, 2007

Very Good! Liked the addition off all the different spices that are usually not in a sloppy joe. So EASY & had all the ingredients on hand made it even easier.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1313 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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