Grandmom Arlene's Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Grandmom Arlene's Sloppy Joes
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  • 1 lb ground beef (you could also use ground turkey or bison. i have used bison and you cannot even tell the difference)
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomatoes or 1 (8 oz) can tomato
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Chop up all vegetables.
  2. Brown meat in a little bit of butter. Drain oil or fat if needed from the browned meat.
  3. Add all ingredients into one large pan.
  4. Simmer Uncovered for 2 hours until thick.
  5. Feel free to taste and season to your desire as it simmers after an hour. It all takes time to blend together to get its true flavor. I like to add a bit more vinegar and worcestershire sauce to add a kick.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 385.23 Kcal (1613 kJ)
Calories from fat 203.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.56g 35%
Cholesterol 46.86mg 16%
Sodium 534.65mg 22%
Potassium 363.17mg 8%
Total Carbs 28.18g 9%
Sugars 5.13g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.88g 12%
Protein 17.48g 35%
Vitamin C 33.5mg 56%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 48.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 209.17 Kcal (876 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.25g 35%
Cholesterol 25.44mg 16%
Sodium 290.3mg 22%
Potassium 197.19mg 8%
Total Carbs 15.3g 9%
Sugars 2.79g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.56g 12%
Protein 9.49g 35%
Vitamin C 18.2mg 56%
Iron 1.2mg 13%
Calcium 26.4mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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