Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

Home made Sloppy Joe Recipe using home canned tomatoes, venison or elk. Beef or other ground meat can be easily substituted.

Homemade Sloppy Joes


  • 2 quarts home canned tomatoes
  • 2 lbs ground elk (could be done with beef or venison)
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper or celery - optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 shakes Tabasco sauce or more depending on taste
  • salt to taste - (approx 1 tsp)

Brown ground elk and onion. Include green pepper or celery if you choose.

Drain 2 quarts canned whole tomatoes. (Liquid can be saved for a soup base later if you want)

Add Worcestershire Sauce and Tabasco sauce.

Salt to taste. Stir and reheat.

Add a bit of the reserved liquid from tomatoes if you need it. I don't usually need to do this but it will depend on how well drained you got your canned tomatoes.

Reheat and serve over bread of your choice. Add a slice of cheese on top.

Hamburger buns are traditional but I also like to serve this over my homemade wheat bread. I butter my bread add a slice of cheese and broil until lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Add a scoop of meat on top and serve.

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