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    Sloppy Joes

    8 lb Hamburger, 80-90% fat free
    1 cup chopped Onions
    1 cup chopped Celery
    1 cup chopped Green Peppers
    1 Tbsp each:
    Oregano, Sweet Basil, Thyme, Cumin, Marjoram, Black Pepper.
    4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
    two – 18 oz cans Tomato Paste
    4 packets Sloppy Joe Mix by Durkee.
    Brown hamburger meat, add water to make the meat break down
    into finer pieces and to break down fat. Add ingredients as you
    desire while browning or simmering in a big pot. Leave simmer over
    night on very low, then you can take the fat off the top.


    Sloppy Joes for 250

    50 lbs. ground beef
    2 c. finely chopped onions (food processor)
    8 cups finely chopped celery
    2 (#5) cans tomato soup
    10 lbs. or 1 1/2 (#10) cans ketchup
    1 c. salt
    1 2/3 tbsp. pepper

    Variation: Add 1/4 c. dry mustard, 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 c. vinegar.
    1 c. finely diced green pepper or to taste.

    21 doz. hamburger buns

    Pan fry meat (in batches if necessary) and onions. Drain. Combine the rest of the
    ingredients in a 6 gallon pot. Simmer 1 hour. Serve on buns


    Sloppy Joes for 50
    13 pounds of lean ground beef
    1 whole head of celery, diced
    2 green peppers, diced
    6 large dry onions or 3 Bermuda onions, diced
    4 cups catsup
    4 ( 8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
    3 cans ( 6 oz.) tomato paste
    1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    3 tbsp. chili powder
    6 tbsp. vinegar
    1 jar ( 6 oz. ) yellow mustard
    12 tbsp. brown sugar
    1 tsp. pepper
    salt to taste

    Brown beef about 1/3 at a time, in a large fry pan. Drain off fat Transfer browned beef to a electric roaster or large kettle. Add the cut up celery, green pepper and onions. Cook over low heat until vegetables are soft. Combine meat, catsup, tomato sauce, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, pepper and salt. Add salt start with 1 tbsp. and add until you like the taste. Cook in roaster on low for several hours, stir often so it doesn’t burn. If it is too thin add a little cornstarch dissolved in water and then stir into hot mixture.

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