Sloppy Joes for a Crowd

Recipe from Festival Foods.


4 pounds ground beef
2 cups finely diced onion
1 to 2 cups finely diced celery
1 green pepper, finely diced
Salt and pepper
4 cups ketchup
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 dozen buns


In large pan, brown ground beef with onions, celery salt and pepper. Place ground beef mixture in a slow cooker. Add ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar and water. Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.  If mixture gets a bit dry, add a little water. Serve on buns. Makes about 2 dozen sandwiches.

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