Sloppy Joe Restaurant Recipe
15 mins (cooking 15)
12 ingredients
5 servings
This is one of my most treasured recipes, it came from a friend who worked as a manager at a community restaurant years ago. The meat mixture is made from ground beef, onion, and ketchup, a bit of vinegar and sugar, and the secret ingredient being chili powder. Choose any type of bun you wish, then slap on some of this great tasting meat. This recipe serves 5 people with about 3/4 cup meat mixture per person. The recipe can easily be doubled.

Categories:  <-15-mins , weeknight , ground-beef , main-dish , beef , meat , quick , time-to-make ,
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  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt (start with 1/2 tsp., then add more salt near end of cooking time, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (recipe called for plochman's brand mild yellow mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (recipe called for ground round beef)
  • 1 medium white onion, diced 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch square
  • 5 hamburger buns (use quality buns. hoagie buns are delicious, just cut in half to equal 1 bun)


Serving Size (43.35 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 53.25 Calories from Fat 1.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.14g 1.08%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.78%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 576.13mg 120.03%
Total Carbohydrate 12.54g 20.89%
Dietary Fiber 0.29 g 5.89%
Sugars 10.7 g %
Protein 0.52g 5.16%
Vitamin A 342.17IU% Vitamin C 1.46mg%
Calcium 7.81mg% Iron 0.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
prepared yellow mustard, lean ground beef, medium white onion