Hearty Sloppy Joes

Hearty Sloppy Joes


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This was always one of my favorite meals at school when I was growing up. I like my Sloppy Joes very hearty. My family loves it when I make this!

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Bradenton, FL

Serving Size / Yield

6 Servings


  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 med. onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 C. ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

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In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Stir tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes. Season the mixture with more salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon onto buns, and serve immediately. 

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