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? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

Last post Aug 06, 2012 9:23 PM by sstetzel . 4 replies.


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  • ? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

    I am planning on making sloppy joes for a potluck, but I want to know about how many I can get out of a pound.

    My recipe calls for 1 can tomato soup

    1tsp. white surgar

    1/4 cup ketchup

    1 tblesp vinegar

    1 tsp mustard

     

    Thank you in advance. I am thinking about using party size buns if I can find them.

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  • Re: ? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

    This recipe from us says 2 lbs makes 16 sandwiches.  I think it depends on whether you serve them or they serve themselves.  My husband has a tendency to put the mixture on the bottom bun, put the top bun on and then smother the whole thing....which uses enough for 3 or 4 sandwiches personally.

    Sloppy Joes for a Crowd

     Sloppy Joes for a Crowd
    My mother-in-law created this recipe in the early 1950s. She prepared it many, many times before she was happy with the end result. Our family likes these satisfying sandwiches served with pickles and potato chips. -Sharon McKee, Denton, Texas
    16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
    • 1 large green pepper, chopped
    • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
    • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons celery salt or celery seed
    • 2 teaspoons onion salt or onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 16 hamburger buns, split

    Directions

    • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and green pepper over medium heat until
    • meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce,
    • tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
    • cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
    • Cook, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until thickened. Discard bay
    • leaves. Serve 1/2 cup of meat mixture on each bun. Yield: 16
    • servings.
    Nutrition Facts: One sloppy joe (prepared with lean ground beef, celery seed and onion powder) equals 249 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 547 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.
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  • Re: ? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

    sstetzel
    I think it depends on whether you serve them or they serve themselves.

     

    I think Sue made a good point. When serving themselves some people really load a sloppy joe . I have  also seen many  make it into more of a knife and fork type of meal  with the filling spilling out of the bun and onto the plate from the inside.

     

    Another thing I thought of is Bun size. I tend to buy larger Deli type buns as opposed to a smaller "wonder" bread (for lack of a better description) type roll. The Buns I normally buy take more filling than the smaller buns essentially resulting in fewer servings but larger portions.

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  • Re: ? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

    Thank you. I am buying  the party size buns as this is a potluck , but I just want to make sure that I have enough buns for the meat and visa versa.

    I have only used this recipe for us at home. Dh always fills his bun to the max so we only get a few out of them,,b ut then I have the monster buns.

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  • Re: ? How many sloppy joes does a pound of hamburger make?

    You're very welcome.  Just a thought - sloppy joe freezes really well, rolls freeze okay too.  So if you have leftovers you can pop it in the freezer for an easy meal on a busy night.

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