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A sloppy joe ready to eat!

Sloppy Joe Sauce without Ketchup Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups Sauce 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Pan Frying
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade sloppy joes are perfect for busy weeknights! This copycat manwich sauce recipe makes this family favorite a quick meal in 10 minutes. No need for a slow cooker, just blend up and add to browned ground beef!


  • 1 (8 oz) can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Barbeque Sauce of your choice
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard


  1. In a blender or food processor combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend or process well.
  3. Mix into 2 lbs. of browned ground beef.
  4. Serve on buns!


  • The sauce freezes very well. Feel free to double or triple the amount. I generally only need 1 lb of sloppy joe so I divide the sauce in half and freeze half for next time. Freeze sauce in an airtight container in portions of 1 cup sauce per pound of ground beef you plan to use.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer

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