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Old-School Sloppy Joes

Food | April 17, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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Looking for a recipe that’s as comforting to make as it is to eat? Try these OLD-SCHOOL SLOPPY JOES!

Don’t expect anything fancy here. Instead, prepare to enjoy something that is truly classic comfort food.

This recipe makes serving a crowd a snap, so it gets constant play up in cottage country. That said, it’s also works for divide-and-conquer meal planning where you freeze small portions to defrost for a quick one- or two-person meal.

Because this recipe for OLD-SCHOOL SLOPPY JOES is so often requested by my friends and family, I figure you’ll want to keep it handy too. PIN it, BOOKMARK the page and SHARE it with friends. This recipe should be made and enjoyed often.

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They don’t call them sloppy for nothing. If these weren’t so delicious, we might actually complain about how messy they are. Since the ingredients you’ll need to make them are all readily available, there’s only one thing you better add to your shopping list: napkins, and lots of them!

You can serve these Old-School Sloppy Joes as sliders, too!


Doling out sloppy joes is easy enough, all you need is some sort of bread. Whether you serve them on sliced bread, giant soft hamburger buns or tiny slider rolls, just make sure you have enough bread – and napkins – to feed your crew. In case you missed my previous comment, they sure are messy, which is just the way we like ‘em!

We love the simplicity of this favourite relaxed meal and suggest you keep any side dishes easy too. We like them best with our CREAMY COLESLAW, this very tasty WARM BEAN SALAD and our classic CLASSIC POTATO SALAD.

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OLD-SCHOOL SLOPPY JOES are good and messy, as they should be!

Old-School Sloppy Joes


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One Response to “Old-School Sloppy Joes”

  1. Nancy Fairburn says:

    A perfect recipe for a quick meal. My 12-year-old son made this dinner and loved this recipe so much he has vowed to make dinner once a week. Hooray!


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika


  1. Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Add beef, stirring it in the pan to crumble while it cooks.
  2. Once beef is cooked, drain away any excess fat. Then, add onion and cook for a few moments to soften.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring them in to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve on buns or bread of choice.

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