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Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes are an American classic and favorite. The great taste of that sweet tomato sauce with the hamburger and vegetables is just too good to pass up. Sloppy Joes make a quick and easy meal if you are in a rush. Many of you may have made your own before or used a canned sauce. This is so much better than a canned sauce. This recipe might be a little different because of the addition of mushrooms. If you do not want mushrooms in your Sloppy Joes, feel free to leave them out. I also topped mine with sliced provolone, which is totally optional as well. These are great for parties or game day. Enjoy.


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Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 stalks celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • Hamburger Buns


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat brown ground beef, celery, green pepper, mushrooms, and onion. Drain any excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar.
  2. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. If after 20 minutes the mixture still seems too watery, simmer for a little longer until the mixture has thickened.
  3. Serve on a bun and top with a slice of provolone cheese.


  1. Memoria says:

    I just made homemade sloppy joes a few days ago and blogged about it. Now I’m curious about this recipe. It looks good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mommyof1 says:

    Oh so good! It’s been years since I’ve had Sloppy Joe as I didn’t care for the canned sauce. This looked so good in the pics that I decided to give Sloppy Joe a second chance. Using your recipe, I am so glad that I did!!! This tasted nothing like the canned sauce…it was so enjoyable that my husband and I took the leftovers for lunch.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Megan says:

    I love love LOVE homemade sloppy joes. This is my third homemade recipe and it was SO tasty! My husband said this was his fav out of the other ones I have made. We like it because it’s healthy. We used the lowest fat meat and organic ketchup with wheat buns. Next time I will try it with my homemade bbq sauce! oh! provolone cheese was awesome with this!

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