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Perfect sloppy joes recipe. An easy sandwich for dinner idea.

Sloppy Joes for 60

Sloppy Joe Recipe For Large Crowd
Course Main Course Beef
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 60
Calories 263kcal


  • Sloppy Joes for 60
  • 6 pounds ground beef extra lean
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 2 cups onion diced
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 28 ounces catsup
  • 2 cups water
  • 60 Hamburger buns small ones, but not slider buns


  • In a very large pot, cook meat until almost browned. Add celery and onion. Stir in flour slowly. Add remainder of the ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes. If the mixture seems dry, or needs a little punch of flavor, I add a little bit of bottled bbq sauce.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.


When I watched the church ladies make this, they used a large canning pot to make this recipe.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg