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As much as I enjoy preparing for Thanksgiving, I don’t like having to come up with meals leading up to the big day. So here is my recipe for Sloppy Joe’s.

I typically double or even triple this recipe when I make it as I then divide it into glass snap ware containers to freeze for another day.


Here’s how I made this:


-Two pounds ground round (85% lean)

-One green and one red pepper, finely diced

-Two ribs of celery, finely diced

-Two small yellow onions, finely diced

-1 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves

-12 ounces chili sauce (I use Heinz’s)

-12 ounces of beer (I used Corona)

-5 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

-1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce

-6 Tablespoons yellow mustard

-3 Tablespooons ketchup



  1. Put the ground round., peppers, celery, onion in a Dutch oven. Cook, stirring frequently until the meat is browned and the veggies are softened.

  2. Drain off any accumulated fat and discard.

  3. Add to this mixture the rest of the ingredients. Don’t worry that the mixture is too runny. Just simmer all these ingredients for about 20 minutes over low medium heat, stirring every few minutes to avoid burning.

  4. Simmer the mixture until most of the liquid is absorbed. Salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Enjoy served just in a bowl with a roll on the side or serve on top of a hamburger bun.

  6. Enjoy!

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