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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.
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Classic Sloppy Joes

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic sloppy joes
Servings: 6
Calories: 239kcal
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

  • Brown ground beef over medium heat in a flat bottomed skilled.
  • When the meat is pink and slightly under-cooked, add the onion and celery; finish browning the ground beef.
    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.
  • Drain off grease if needed.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and add to skillet.
    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.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes over low heat until sauce thickens, stirring often.
    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.

Notes

 
  • Substitute ground turkey for ground beef, if desired.
  • Drain excess grease from ground beef, if needed. 
  • Bottled lemon juice works just fine in this old fashioned sloppy joe recipe. 
  • Regular yellow mustard is an easy substitute for dry mustard, if needed.
  • For a cheesy spin, add a slice of your favorite cheese and under the broiled until melted. 
  • Serve on a toasted bun to keep your bread from getting soggy.  To toast a bun, butter both cut sides, and broil on low until lightly browned. Do not walk away or it will burn quickly.
  • Make a double batch and serve them again later in the week over a baked potato or sweet potato.
  • Try a fun new spin---French Onion Joes.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg