the very best sloppy joe you'll ever have

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Family Favorites
from Not Far From Green Bay, WI

I just can't understand why most people spoon some sloppy joe meat onto a bun and call it a day... what the heck?? Around here, our locally-owned shops make them just like you would a sub... lots and lots of fresh veggies and melty provolone cheese all on a fresh, home-style, Italian loaf of bread. So, don't settle for Manwich on a soggy hamburger bun... you deserve better! Give these a try and I bet you'll never buy a can of Manwich again... I promise!

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the very best sloppy joe you'll ever have

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 md
    green pepper, diced
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 c
    ketchup
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    brown sugar, depending on your preference
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • TOPPINGS & BREAD:
  • finely shredded lettuce
  • thin, red onion cut into rings
  • dill pickle slices
  • thinly sliced tomatoes
  • provolone or white american cheese
  • 1
    loaf italian or french bread
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How To Make the very best sloppy joe you'll ever have

  • 1
    Brown ground beef, onion, celery and green pepper. Drain grease, if necessary.
  • 2
    Add rest of sauce ingredients. Simmer for 40 minutes on low.
  • 3
    Slice Italian bread into serving size, approximately 6" or so. Top with meat mixture and then cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions.
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