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Gramma’s Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are just one of those meals you can’t go wrong with. There are so many variations, and everyone has a different favorite recipe. My Gramma’s recipe is still my all time favorite! So simple and only a few ingredients makes this one an obvious choice for a busy evening. Just whip it together, let it simmer, and serve it up!

I had always eaten them open faced with a fork, making them anĀ un-sloppy joe, I suppose. Lol, but toasting the buns makes it so much easier to handle this sloppy sandwich! Seriously… toasting. Like, with a toaster. I don’t really have the patience for brushing oil and grilling buns. The toaster has a purpose, and it totally works on buns just as well as it does on bread. Give it a whirl, I promise you won’t be disappointed! Unless you have the setting up quite high… then you’ll be bummed. But I won’t take the blame for that one! Your fault if you end up with blackened buns. Totally on you.

Do you have a favorite sloppy joe recipe? I’d love to hear it!

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Gramma's Sloppy Joes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pan on medium-high heat, brown ground beef, stirring to crumble. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate covered with paper towel.
  2. Drain grease, leaving a tiny bit in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Brown celery & onion in the remaining grease, add beef back in. Stir in the tomato soup and about 1/3 can of water (to release the rest of the soup).
  4. Season with a bit of soy sauce, about 2 T. Reduce heat & simmer 1/2-1 hour, stirring frequently.
  5. Adjust soy sauce, salt & pepper to taste. Toast buns if desired & serve.
Recipe Notes

Can be eaten as a sloppy joe sandwich or open face. Can add a slice of your favorite cheese.

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