Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes


Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes

Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes
15 Min

Let's be honest, we sort of miss the days when the lunch lady used to scoop up heaping portions of her sloppy joe mixture onto hamburger buns. There was something about Lunch Lady Sloppy Joes that made 'em extra-special. Now, we've come up with a recipe that we know would be lunch lady-approved, and ya don't have to wear a hair net to serve it!

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 sandwich rolls or hamburger buns, split, buttered, and toasted

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion 7 to 9 minutes, or until no pink remains in beef; drain off excess liquid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except sandwich rolls; mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon mixture evenly onto rolls and serve.


  • A cool side of coleslaw is a perfect go-along with these Sloppy Joes!

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Sometimes on sloppy joe day I would buy a Double Lunch!!!! An d yes our lunches were $.40!!!Very good recipe

Loved sloppy joe day too, only our lunches were $ .25!!!


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