Sloppy Joes Enough To Feed An Army Recipe

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Sloppy Joes enough to feed an army

Yvonne Merrick


I got this recipe from my late sister in law. The original recipe calls for 1 stick of butter when sauting. I found that the vegs will saute' in it's own juices covered and cooking on low heat. So I have omitted the stick of butter. This recipe makes a lot, and would be good to make a head of time and place in a slow cooker. Then let it get to a temp you want for your sandwiches. Enjoy.

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An army


1 Hr 45 Min


1 Hr


Stove Top


3 lb
ground sirloin, cooked
1 clove
garlic or garlic powder
3 large
onions and bell peppers, chopped
celery stalks, chopped
hot peppers, chopped, fine (optional) to your taste, i can't take alot of heat but i think it tastes better with just a few chopped up
2 small
cans tomato paste
28 oz ketchup
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

In a frying pan, brown 3 lbs. ground beef and drain. I prefer ground sirloin, this is what I use for everything
In separate pan, (sprayed with Pam) saute', the onions, peppers, celery, on low heat. Cover your pan, so that the vegs will saute' in their own juices. Stir. If, they start to stick then add a little bit of butter.
Add everything together in a (sprayed with Pam) large pot or slow cooker. Stir occasionally. If you use a large pot, cooking time will be around an hour. If you are using a slow cooker, cook it to be hot enough to your liking.
Serve on a bun with pickles and chips. This makes a lot and can be made the day before serving. I personally think that it tastes better a day old. Freeze leftovers for another time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sandwiches, #sloppy, #joes