Recipe By jodygreiner
Published Mar 5th
Pork Rites (Taverns)
Prep 5m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 12 sandwiches Calories 303

Similar to a sloppy joe but the pork gives it an unique flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 hamburger buns

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground pork in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. 2 Stir ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt into the ground beef; bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 303
  • Carbohydrate 27.8 g
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Fat 13.2 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.6 g
  • Sodium 696.1 mg
  • Sugar 5.7 g


  1. This is a very good recipe, but to make what I grew up in Cleveland knowing as “real” Sloppy Joe’s, I added a tablespoon Worcestershire, a 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, and a cup each of diced red peppers, sweet onions and celery.
  2. Halved the recipe and eyeballed the measurements. My 9 year old, picky eaters, twin boys loved it -- both ate 2! Forgot to add salt but noone noticed. I thought the brown sugar and ketchup are great!
  3. 7 15 15... Well maybe a pound here is less than the first reviewers. Mine was soupy. I used half the meat - so essentially doubling the sauce (except for the salt) as all previous reviewers suggested. I added a half pound cooked crumbled Italian sausage to thicken it up. It helped.:) This is - Read more ...
  4. The taste was good but after straining the meat several times I still couldn't get the grease out. Served to others and received no compliments at all. Probably would not make again.
  5. we all really liked it. I followed the ingredients of the sauce BUT did double the sauce. I like thick saucy Joe's. it was very flavorful yet simple. I didn't have to chop anything up. my husband and I usually like to discuss about tweaking recipes while eating. he said he wouldn't change a thing
  6. Absolutely needed more sauce. I added some cayenne pepper and minced onions. Used half ground turkey and half ground pork.
  7. Yum.. I loved this. I did also double the sauce and even so don't expect this to be saucy like a sloppy joe. I love ground pork and this was a great way to enjoy it
  8. I tried this recipe and it was a hit with my family. The only thing I did was double the sauce part add a chopped onion and also added 1/4 tsp of chipotle cayenne pepper. It was amazing!