Game Day Sloppy Joes

I want to share at least one of my two favorite sloppy joe recipes. For your Super Bowl Party, this recipe will score points with your guests!

When it came to making sloppy joes, my mom made some of the best. She knew just what she was doing! I am not sure where the original recipe is actually at or where she found it. I left her notes in this recipe just as I found them and I will continue my search for the original recipe, which is probably a Betty Crocker one dating back into the years spanning from the early 1950s to the 1970s. There is no recipe out there that seems to fit this list of ingredients, not yet anyways.

We always added a slice of American cheese to the sandwich and sometimes an extra squirt of mustard. This beefy mixture is great when served with your favorite tortilla chips or on hotdogs served up with onions and cheddar cheese!

No matter how you serve up this recipe, its delicious taste is all that matters!


  • 3 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped Vidalia onion (original recipe calls for yellow onion)
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup of chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce (tomato based)
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar (no other cider will do)
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar (must pack it)
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard (optional in original recipe)


Crumble the ground beef into your favorite skillet and cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until evenly browned.

Drain off grease and season with pepper.

Add the chopped onion, celery, and green pepper and cook until the onion is tender (clear but not mushy), about 3 – 4 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and pour in the chili sauce.

Stir in the apple cider vinegar and sugar.

Add mustard.

Simmer until the mixture is your desired thickness.

Serve on 12-24 buns. Depending on the amount of mixture used.

Enjoy! From: In the Kitchen with Sheryl!

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