Canning,  Food,  Recipes

Home-Made and Home-Canned Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes have come to my rescue more times than I can count. After a busy day outside, you can’t beat coming in and popping open a can of home-made sloppy joes. All you have to do is heat it up!

Also these jars are perfect to give to your kids that are in college, or great for those that travel.

This is not a fancy recipe, I don’t really do any fancy cooking around here. I try to keep things simple but flavorful. So I hope you enjoy our simple and easy Sloppy Joes.

I always start off by getting my jars, lids, and rings in the oven at 200 degrees. I keep them in the warm oven until I need them. This is only if you are going to be canning the sloppy joes. If you don’t want to can it, you can always freeze any leftovers. Just place the mixture in a freezer-safe container.

  • Take your ground beef and cook it up in a good size pot over medium heat.
  • Once it is cooked, drain out all the grease.
  • Return your ground beef to the pot, and stir in all of your ingredients.
  • Turn your heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir.
  • Grab your bread and enjoy it, and can the leftovers!

Canning Sloppy Joes

Since your sloppy joes will be hot, all your other canning items must be hot as well.

Fill your pressure canner with water (be sure to use the correct amount of water per your canner).

Remove the hot jars from the oven and fill with your sloppy joe mixture.

Leave a 1 inch headspace

Wipe the rims of your jars and place a lid and ring on each jar. Do not overtighten your rings. Remember finger tight.

Place your hot jars into your hot pressure canner. Once all your jars are in the canner, secure the lid on the canner, and set your heat on high.

Vent for 10 minutes and then put your weight or gauge on your pressure canner.

Once your canner reaches the correct pressure, start your timer.

*Pressure all depends on your altitude*

Quarts are 90 minutes and Pints 75 minutes

When your timer goes off, let your pressure canner release pressure naturally. When all the pressure is out of the canner, you can safely remove the jars and place them on a towel. Leave them unattended for 24 hours before removing the rings and placing them in the pantry.

Sloppy Joe Recipe

  • 5 lbs ground beef
  • 2 TBS onion powder (make your own onion powder here)
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire
  • 2 1/2 C ketchup (more if you like)
  • 1/4 C mustard
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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