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.

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 05/11/14
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    Have made this as written and been very satisfied. also have tried it with ground turkey and increased the veggies, adding carrots and celery also. Both ways are fine. Serve it on whole wheat burger rolls with a veggie or salad.

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