Large Crowd Sloppy Joes |

This originally came from a card at Coborn’s many years ago. I have never found it on the Coborn’s recipe list but I can find it by googling it! These are the best Sloppy Joes – not too loose, so easy and perfect for a crowd. The Becker Area Senior Center folks love these!  ~ Pat T.

Large Crowd Sloppy Joes

Yield: 24 servings

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Large Crowd Sloppy Joes


  • 3 Lbs. 93% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1-2 Medium Stalks of Celery, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 Cup Barbeque Sauce
  • 2 Cans (15.5 oz.) Sloppy Joe Sauce - I like Manwich
  • 24 Hamburger Buns, split


  1. In 3.5-4 qt. slow cooker, cook beef and onions over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes; stir occasionally until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain.
  2. Mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients (except buns) in slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7-9 hours.
  4. Stir well before serving.


To serve, fill each bun with 1/3 cup beef mixture. Beef mixture will hold on low setting up to 2 hours. Stir occasionally.