Mom’s Sloppy Joes

My three siblings and I grew up with this sandwich which we thought was pretty good.  Now, I would kick it up a little with some onions and different seasonings.  But for kids this is a good choice – very simple and it sure smells good when it is cooking!  Guy Fieri has a recipe I would like to try that has all kinds of good things in it and he tops the sandwich off with onion straws…

Mom's Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. mustard (I used honey mustard and eliminated the extra sugar below)
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. celery salt (I only used 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. onion salt (I only used 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1 to 1-1/2  tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • I added 1/2 to 1 tbsp. Sriracha sauce

Brown the beef, drain and add the rest of the ingredients.   Cook on low, covered, for 45 minutes – nice lunch today. In a picture below I used this recipe in   “Funny Frogs” in 2014  as a Halloween sandwich.

Comment: I often double the recipe so adjust the ingredients to taste. I find it a little sweet, so I cut back on the sugar, celery and onion salt.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju  



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