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This easy, cheesy and most delicious Sloppy Joes recipe is a perfect way for a crowd to enjoy the pleasure of Homemade Sloppy Joes. And it’ll be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes
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Sloppy Joes for a Crowd

This easy, cheesy and most delicious Sloppy Joes recipe is a perfect way to feed a crowd, and they'll be ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sloppy Joes for a Crowd
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 497kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • pound  ground beef
  • tsp  vegetable oil
  • medium onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • tbsp  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 3 cups  provolone cheese sliced or shredded
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 12  hamburger buns brioche buns recommended


  • Preheat oven to 375°F, and set aside a pizza pan.
  • Place a cast iron skillet or large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with oil, and add the ground beef and diced onions. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until the beef is browned and onions are translucent. Strain out the fat that accumulates.
  • Add in salt and pepper, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar and tomato sauce. Mix thoroughly and reduce the heat.
  • Simmer and cook the Sloppy Joe mixture for about 6 to 8 minutes until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Place the bottom half of the buns on a pizza pan (arrange them close to each other), then top them with the cooked sloppy joe mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Add the top halves of buns and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.



  • Make Ahead: You can cook the beef and onions and add all the other ingredients except the cheese and buns. Let the mixture cool completely and then freeze in a resealable plastic bag. Bake before serving.



Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1157mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 966IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 642mg | Iron: 4mg