Apparently Sloppy Joes are a very American dish.  🙂  So for Mandy, here’s my Mom’s Sloppy Joe recipe.

Sloppy Joes


1 lb. ground beef

1 onion chopped

1 stem chopped celery


Brown this altogether in small amount of grease or



1 can tomato soup

1/4 bottle catsup (1/2 cup)

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon wet mustard

1 tablespoon soy sauce

salt and pepper


Slowly simmer.  Watch closely as it will burn readily due to sugar.  This can be refrigerated and then reheated.  Serve on buns.