One of our favorite things to have in this family for dinner is Grandma’s Sloppy Joes. They are not only delicious, but also a fun food. They are a little messy, as well, but that is just part of the fun.
This recipe is from Sydney’s Grandma Mary (her husband’s grandma). Mary was kind enough to share it with our family. It has become our go to sloppy joe recipe.
In A Hurry?
When you need a quick and easy dinner this is the perfect recipe. Not only is it quick and easy, but it is really delicious! Even the heartiest appetite will be fulfilled.
Grandma's Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup condensed tomato soup
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons grape jelly
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 hamburger buns
- In a large skillet cook the ground chuck, onion and celery over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, ketchup, jelly, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and salt to the ground chuck.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns.
Grandma’s Sloppy Joes Travel Well
Grandma’s Sloppy Joes are great to take to a potluck or tailgate party. They are also perfect for a child’s birthday party or sleepover. The guys will love them when together watching the game.
We usually serve these with potato chips or french fries. Macaroni & cheese, coleslaw or cheesy potatoes would also go perfectly with Grandma’s Sloppy Joes.
The next time you are pressed for time or just want a more casual dinner, give this great recipe a try. These are great to make and put in the crock pot for 2-3 hours until you are ready to eat them. So you can make them and then take a nice relaxing bath. You can also put them in the crock pot and go and run some errands and then when you return, dinner is ready. This is a really great recipe that can work into your busy schedule! We can all use plenty of these types of recipes.
We are so glad that Mary shared her sloppy joe recipe with our family and now we can share it with you and your family.
Have a great day everyone and let us know what you think of this fun and delicious recipe.