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One Pot Sloppy Joes

Feed a crowd with these..flavorful and classical sloppy joes!

Classic One Pot Sloppy Joes from Table for Seven

Yay! Sloppy Joes!

I know there are probably six hundred million sloppy joe recipes out there, but,this, is the one you need to be making. Seriously, this is my most favorite dish from my childhood.  When the smell of these hits my kitchen, it brings me back to my mom’s kitchen. She still makes them the exact same way to this day. 🧡

Classic One Pot Sloppy Joes from Table for Seven

Here are a few notes:

  • Yes, this recipe really does call for a 26 oz ketchup. It makes a pretty large recipe. You could probably feed about 8 adults with this. More, if you are feeding kids.
  • You can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey.
  • These sloppy joes freeze well. Be sure to store them in a covered, freezer safe container. When serving, let it defrost, then, reheat in a large pot.

Side these classic Sloppy Joes up with a pile of chips..perfection!

Classic One Pot Sloppy Joes from Table for Seven
Yield: Serves: 8-10

Classic Sloppy Joes

Classic One Pot Sloppy Joes from Table for Seven

Feed a crowd with these classic and flavorful Sloppy Joes!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 TBSP vinegar
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 26 oz ketchup
  • 3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 TBSP dry mustard
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped or leave whole while simmering, then, remove


  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef in until no longer pink, drain (if necessary), then, return to pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to ground beef and simmer on low for an hour.


  • Yes, this does in fact call for 26 oz of ketchup, it is  for 2 pounds of ground beef..makes alot of sloppy joes. This also freezes great, just in case it’s too much for you at one sitting}

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1007mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 32g

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