Go Back
5 from 1 vote
These Classic Sloppy Joes are made with just a few simple ingredients and can be served as a sandwich or used as toppings on a baked potato.
Classic Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Classic Sloppy Joes are made with just a few simple ingredients and can be served as a sandwich or used as a topping on a baked potato or sweet potato.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic sloppy joes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 TablespoonS brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry mustard or substitute regular mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup water
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef over medium heat in a flat bottomed skilled.
  2. When the meat is pink and slightly under-cooked, add the onion and celery; finish browning the ground beef.
  3. Drain off grease if needed.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients and add to skillet.
  5. Cook for 20-25 minutes over low heat until sauce thickens, stirring often.
Recipe Notes

Make a double batch and serve them again later in the week over a baked potato or sweet potato.

 

We love Sloppy Joes over here at These Old Cookbooks! Check out some other versions: