Neat Sloppy Joes

Neat Sloppy Joes

Main Dish Sandwiches Sloppy Joes

No green pepper in this recipe, so it's a hit with kids. We added this to the menu at a children's camp, and it has been a favorite for several years. The mixture is thick, so they are 'neat' rather than sloppy. This freezes and reheats well.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 407
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 50m


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • 1   Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to crumble. I like to use a potato masher to even out the lumps. Add onion and celery, cover the pan, and cook until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Drain off any grease.
  • 2   Stir the tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Season with salt and garlic powder. Heat to a simmer over low heat, and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom.
  • 3   Spoon the hot beef mixture onto buns, which may be toasted first, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 16.7g 26%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 774mg 31%
Potassium 510mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Protein 26.2g 52%
Sugars 12g  
Vitamin A 352IU  
Vitamin C 23mg  
Calcium 90mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 11mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 34mg  
Folate 62mcg