Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Or as some people call them; Loose Meat Sandwiches.

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 to 25 Min

Cook Time: 45min


5 Lbs Ground Beef
5 Lbs Ground Pork
1 Large Onion diced med.
2 Large Green Pepper diced med.
3 Large Stalks Celery
3 Tbls Butter
3 Tbls Oil
1 29 oz & 1 15 oz Tomato Sauce
3 cups Ketchup
1 cup Mustard (optional)
3 Tbls Brown Sugar
1 tsp Season Salt (be careful with the salt, mine ended up being a little salty)
3 tsp Season Pepper
2 Tbls Granulated Garlic
3 Tbls Hot Chili Powder
2 cup Dehydrated Onion
1 12 oz can of Beer

1 12 qt Heavy Duty Pot
1 or 2 6 qt Heavy Duty pots or large sauté pans

This is a large batch that I made for a birthday party we had at the house last week. This is a great way to serve a lot of people with out a whole lot of effort during the party. I cooked this up the night before and then just brought it up to heat and served it in a large crock pot the day of the party.

Let me tell you, this was the best Sloppy Joe recipe I have ever made. Every one just loved it on the buns. Every time I ate it I had at least three of them. A lot of people were putting it on corn chips with a nacho cheese sauce. It was a great, all around hit.

So Lets get started.

Dice the onions, green peppers and celery.

Onions, Celery and Green Pepers

Add the butter and oil into the large 12 qt pot and bring up to heat over a medium high flame. Once the oil starts to ripple or smoke a little toss in the onions, celery and green peppers. With such a large amount you will probably need to turn up the screws on the flames. Cook until translucent and the edges are med brown.

Veggies Cooking

While you are cooking the vegetables you can start browning the ground beef and pork in another pot. I did this in two stages to ensure proper browning of the meat, if you put too much in one pan, the meat will just boil in its own juices instead of brown.

Beef and Pork

Add the dehydrated onions to the meat when it’s almost done. Just divide the onions into the same amount of batches of meat you are cooking. You can also add the seasonings to the meat as you are cooking it too. Just remember to divide the seasons equally among the batches. What ever you do, DO NOT double the amount of seasoning.

Pork in the pan

When the meat is cooked, add it to vegetable in the large 12 qt pot and stir it in. Once you have all the meat added to the pot you can add the rest of the ingredients.

Beef, Pork, Veggies and the rest of the stuff

Cook for another 45 min on low simmer. Be sure to stir often.

Serve on a hamburg bun with chips,

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

or put on corn chips with nacho cheese sauce.

With Cips and Nacho Cheese.

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