Have you ever needed to feed hungry teenagers? A field full of farmers? Wanted to make a meal that you could double, triple, quadruple to freeze the leftovers? These sloppy joes are just that!
This can also be a one pot wonder! I actually put frozen ground beef in the crock pot overnight. When I woke up it was nicely browned. Once I broke it up and drained the fat off, I put the beef back in the crock pot. I added onion, celery, tomato sauce, tomato soup, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, dried mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Gave it good stir.
Then I put the crock pot back on low and let it cook for four hours. It was ready for a great lunch after church with several families from church. And now I have three meals in the freezer waiting for me too!
- 4-6 lbs of hamburger, browned
- 1 cup of onion, finely chopped
- 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
- 2, 14.5 oz cans of tomato sauce
- 2, 10 oz cans of tomato soup
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1½ teaspoon of chili powder
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- For a juicier, looser sloppy joe sandwich, use four pounds of meat. For a less juicy sandwich, use six pounds of meat.
- Put all the ingredients into the crock pot, stir to combine fully.
- Cook on low for 4 hours.
- Serve on buns.