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Very Sloppy Joels by Kate Gosselin

Recipe: Very Sloppy Joels

Summary: Kate Gosselin says, “This recipe is a great way to hide veggies, and the kids can’t get enough of it. I serve the leftovers (if there are any!) with tortilla chips the next day for lunch. It’s always a hit.”


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3½ tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 3 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan, brown the beef. Add the onion, green pepper, and celery and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Mix in all of the remaining ingredients and cover; simmer on low for 30 minutes. Serve on buns.


Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories with Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips and Traditions, [1]” (Heath Communications, Inc.; $22.95). Recipe and photos used with permission.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 8-10
Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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Disclosure: Health Communications [3] sent the cookbook for review. Photos and recipe are reprinted with permission. 

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