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Sloppy Joes

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

The perfect home-made sloppy joes recipe! My girls know the difference & will not accept any imitations after eating this for years now.

 2 lbs lean ground beef
 ½ cup chopped onion
 1 cup chopped celery
 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
 ¼ cup ketchup
 1 tbsp white vinegar
 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
 1 ½ tsp teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 8 hamburger buns

Place ground beef in a large skillet (I prefer good old cast iron) over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to crumble.
*Tip from the older generation - use a potato masher to even out the lumps & crumble the meat in small bits.


Drain the beef in a metal strainer over a bowl to catch the cooked off grease.


While the meat drains - add the onion and celery into the hot pan & cook, stirring until tender and transparent - about 5 minutes. Add the drained, cooked beef back into the pan - over the cooked onions & celery.


Next - the can of tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture & stir. Season with the salt and garlic powder.


Heat to a simmer over low heat (you may cover now), and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom. Spoon the hot beef mixture onto buns, which may be toasted first, and serve. (*good with a slice of cheese also)