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Kid-Pleasing Sloppy Joes 8

Kid-Pleasing Sloppy Joes


"This is one of my kids' favorite recipes! I could make this five times in a row and they'd never get tired of it. It's easy to make and a real quick, hot meal for those busy nights. I will add cheese on top of the sandwiches or warm the rolls in the oven. I occasionally add mild banana peppers on top for my husband since he is a fan of spicy things."
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30 m servings 199 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Return skillet to heat.
  2. Stir ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard into the beef mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is thick, 15 to 20 minutes.

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This is exactly the same recipe my mother passed down to me and I've been making for years. It is the best sloppy joe recipe around. Sometimes I'll add chopped celery and green chiles to chang...

Most helpful critical review

Too much vinegar!! followed the recipe exactly and it just didn't work because of it.

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This is exactly the same recipe my mother passed down to me and I've been making for years. It is the best sloppy joe recipe around. Sometimes I'll add chopped celery and green chiles to chang...

I'm used to the old standby: manwich... I was looking for some good recipes for my picky 6 year old and came across this.. Holy this is so much better than anything from a can. I loved it and...

This is the best sloppy joe recipe I have ever tasted. True to it's description we're going on the third night of our sloppy joe marathon. We didn't have any vinegar so it was omitted and my son...

My husband loved this he came home from the grocery with gr. Beef & gr turkey yesterday so I could make more! I use 1/2 beef & 1/2 turkey ground of course. I added some chopped green pepper an...

Made this a lot. Sometimes I use onion powder instead of cut up onions and the kids really do go crazy about it!

My sons, 18 and 22 and big and tall, loved this recipe. Yes, it is a little sweet and if that is a concern, simply reduce the amount of brown sugar. I am making this again for dinner tonight!

Awesome! The kids gobbled it up, and I liked it too. Much better than the canned stuff. I will make it again and again, such a quick and simple dinner. The only thing I'll probably adjust is the...

Me: I'm making sloppy joes for dinner! Husband: I don't like sloppy Joe. 30 min later Me: dinner's ready! Husband:(eating) this is the best sloppy Joe I've ever had!!! We all loved it!!!!

These are excellent sloppy joes! I'm really surprised that there aren't more reviews for this. I made the other recipe on here, the one with over 4,000 reviews, quite a few times. However, that...

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