Recipe By NICNEC
Published Mar 5th
Super Easy Sloppy Joes
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 536.4

Fast and easy! These sloppy joes are a sure winner. Ground beef and chili sauce are the main ingredients, the rest you probably have on hand. Only 5 ingredients, so it goes from in the pot to on the table super fast!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle tomato-based chili sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Crumble the ground beef into a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently until evenly browned. Drain off grease. Add the onion and celery, and cook until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. 2 Reduce heat to medium and pour in the chili sauce. Stir in the vinegar and sugar. Add mustard if using. Simmer until the mixture is your desired thickness. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 536.4
  • Carbohydrate 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol 139.3 mg
  • Fat 35.4 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 38.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.9 g
  • Sodium 233.5 mg
  • Sugar 11 g


  1. I didn't use the celery or mustard and it was great! Thanks for the recipe!
  2. This was a hit! I will not purchase canned items therefore my family has not had Joe's for YEARS! Thanks this was great! I added a little ketchup and a dash of worcestershire sauce. It took away the over kill on sweetness....but just sweet enough!
  3. Pretty good - a little sweet for my taste but easily fixed by omitting the sugar. I added a bit more chili sauce and added celery salt since I didn't have celery. I also added some green tabasco sauce - yum!
  4. Easy and yummy loved by whole family!
  5. I converted this recipe for a crock pot. After I browned the beef, I just added everything (I left out the brown sugar) to the pot and let it go on low. Turned out great. Modifications: I added some hot sauce and I might have added some jalipeno pepper (if I had any) -- It - Read more ...
  6. This recipe satisfies a taste for sloppy joes. I prefer chili to sloppy joes so I added some chili powder and hot sauce to give it some zing.
  7. I am giving this recipe five stars. Earlier reviewer didn't find it flavorful enough but we loved the flavor -- it seemed sufficiently intense for us (we did use the "optional" mustard which may have made a difference..) Yum! Thanks NICNEC...
  8. Taking the other reviewer's comment I doubled the amount of chili sauce vinegar and sugar. Very easy and good. My husband really liked it.
  9. My husband and I both felt that this was not as flavorful as Sloppy Joe's we are accustomed to. Perhaps using a little less beef or a little more sauce would help to intensify the flavor. Also, the onion and celery should be sauteed with the ground beef in the grease that accumulates before it - Read more ...