Large-Crowd Sloppy Joes

Looking for a hearty snack to feed a party? Then check out these sloppy Joe sandwiches made with a flavorful ground beef mixture that’s been cooked all day.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1 1/2
medium stalks celery, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
cup barbecue sauce
1
can (26 1/2 oz) sloppy joe sauce
24
sandwich buns, split

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients except buns in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 4 Stir well before serving. To serve, fill each bun with about 1/3 cup beef mixture. Beef mixture will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

Set out bowls of shredded mozzarella, sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers for topping off the sandwiches.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.