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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
Keyword Sloppy Joes For A Crowd
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 60
Calories 263 kcal


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joes for 60
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 84IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.