Sloppy Joes

  • Patten Posted: 12/08/08
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    great recipe. both my husband and i enjoyed it. could definitely use more of the beef and vegetable mixture with the same amount of everything else - it was a little too saucy when following the recipe exactly.

  • sarahkaye Posted: 02/16/09
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    This is pretty good, but I think it should be just a little more tangy - I will try another previous reviewers' suggestions of either adding a little vinegar or using ketchup instead of half the tomato sauce. Another thing - it really matters what kind of chili powder you use. My usual blend has a bit of chipotle chili in it, and it was really pretty spicy. OK but a little bit overpowering for us, but way too spicy for most people's kids. Next time, I'm going to add that last a 1/4 tsp at a time and keep tasting as I go.

  • fldiner Posted: 05/11/10
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    This was so boring! It had little flavor. Tasted like tomato sauce and meat. I added sriracha to save it.

  • Zeegirl602 Posted: 05/03/09
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    I was a bit disappointed in this dish... cooked up quickly and easily as written, but it seems really bland/blah to me. I'm not sure I'll make this again, but if I did I think I'd add something to give it a bit more tang: ketchup or something else with vinegar?

  • ChrisInPA Posted: 11/13/08
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    This recipe was a big hit with my family. My mother-in-law used to make Sloppy Joes from scratch (not Manwich), and I was looking for a light recipe my husband would like. He and my daughter both had seconds. Only comment is -- 12 servings?? Must be "slider" type sandwiches. The recipe makes 6 regular size sloppy joes.

  • corinneja Posted: 01/20/09
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    Much better than packaged sloppy joe mix, and not much more work! I served this with nachos and corn. Great weeknight meal.

  • krash17 Posted: 10/05/10
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    These were yummy! Added a little bit of extra sugar and toasted the buns with a small amount of butter.

  • sistercainsbro Posted: 01/19/09
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    I tried this recipe several years ago when my grocery store stopped carrying the sloppy joe mix I liked and I've never used anything but this recipe since! I like a little tang so I add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar and adjust the sugar to taste and I usually add extra onion & bell pepper just because I don't like to waste the left over pepper. My kids beg me to make this regularly!

  • Andersen Posted: 10/11/10
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    i thought this recipe was very good, it was a little bit runny and i had to cook it a little bit longer then it called for, but overall i thought it was delicious :)

  • nataleeb12 Posted: 01/06/11
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    Wonderful recipe. Quick to put together, tasty for both children and adults. I will double the batch next time though, I have a family of big eaters and this does not make a large batch. Our new Sloppy Joe recipe!

  • Bradsbabe Posted: 04/30/10
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    This was really good, and the only changes I made were to add a little extra salt because cooking light apparently has something against a reasonable amount of salt, and red pepper in place of green. I also ignored the serving size since I'd like to satisfy my hunger and eat meat and not just bun. I'd make this again.

  • krispy6372 Posted: 05/08/10
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    Perfect. This will be my new standard sloppy joes recipe.

  • ShrinkingSweets Posted: 11/17/09
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    Very good. Hubby and I both loved this. He used regular hamburger buns and I used Orowheat sandwhich thins. Already made it a couple of time and plan to make some more next week.

  • mkelly1230 Posted: 04/24/10
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    My whole family loved this recipe. I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef, and all the flavor was still there. The mustard and Worcestershire sauce really make the flavors bold. Added a little more tomato paste to thicken up the sauce a bit. I have already had requests for this to be made for dinner again!

  • MaiaDawn Posted: 06/02/10
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    Very tasty. Used two cans of Rotel tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, made it very tasty. Adding this to the keeper list.

  • nhgirl25 Posted: 06/04/11
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    Nothing special, missing something compared to the traditional sloppy joes.

  • mycaligirl Posted: 08/22/11
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    I give this 5 stars, but since my family wasn't too crazy about it, I'll give it 4. My kids are 6 & 8, both clamied they didn't like it, but funny how they ate almost all of their serving. Hmm. Hubby didnt go for another serving, so that's how I know he didnt care for it. It did taste a little mustardy to me, and I did as others suggested and added ketchup (about 1/3 cup). I was able to find slider sized rolls, so used that, so perhaps I could get 12 servings out of it and subbed in ground turkey and roasted red peppers so I could disguise it as my kids would've picked out the green pep's. Overall , will try to serve this again in the future. More servings for my lunch as this fits in perfectly with my plan and now I don't have to make lunch for a week. :0)

  • Monique1672 Posted: 10/15/11
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    Very good. Easy recipe to make early and leave on warm in the crock pot.

  • kellergirl Posted: 01/12/12
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    Family favorite; easy to make and really yummy on a cold evening. I use a whole pound of meat and there is plenty of sauce - and I use red bell pepper. This is a savory recipe; my husband says that he prefers a little sweeter sloppy joe; yet he always get's seconds.

  • jhpippi Posted: 02/08/12
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    Good, but a bit too much tomato flavor. Overall, I liked the little bit of kick it had from the chili powder and pepper though.

  • RobinKeto Posted: 03/10/12
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    DON'T BUY CANNED SLOPPY JOES.......... This is the best sloppy joes receipe I have ever tried!. My husband absolutly loved it! I added a little more hamburger and used the whole can of tomatoe paste and of course I added about 1/2 cup of water to thin it out a little and simmered a little longer. This will definately be on our menu's in the future! Thanks Cooking Light!

  • kticoulet Posted: 01/12/14
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    Pretty good! I did need to add more sugar and then followed with a bit of brown sugar, too. My husband thought it was a little too ketchup-y but my son deemed it okay. I was pleasantly surprised.

  • dowhite Posted: 08/29/12
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    I plan to try this -- I question how some posters can entirely change the recipe and then rate it?? You created a totally different dish.... I plan to make this with ground buffalo and decrease the saturated fat....

  • shankoene Posted: 01/17/13
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    Every picky eater in my house loved these. I added some celery just to use it up. And I love that this recipe uses tomato sauce instead of ketchup so I can control the salt & sugar. Definitely a keeper!

  • beckyboop13 Posted: 01/14/14
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    I used carrots instead of green peppers. I added some vinegar. However, I think this recipe was pretty bland. My 6 and 8 year old boys liked it as it was. I added more chili powder and cayenne pepper on mine. That made it a little better. I was hoping for a little more tang or something to give it a WOW. It just isn't with this recipe.

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