Not-So-Sloppy Joes

You may have made my Super Simple Sloppy Joes before, but there’s a way you can make them be “not-so-sloppy” Joes! This is SO GREAT!

The Inside:
4 pounds ground beef
1 tsp onion powder
1 (14oz) bottle of ketchup
1 cup water
½ cup celery (I skip)
¼ cup lemon juice
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS salt
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard (or regular)

  1. Brown ground beef (this is where I sprinkle on a little onion powder) until all meat is cooked. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Add all other INSIDE ingredients. Simmer covered 30 minutes.


The Outside:
2 (8 oz) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 egg, beaten
About a cup Panko bread crumbs


Heat oven to 375.

Take crescent rolls and unroll dough; separate into rectangles. (not triangles!) Press perforations to seal. Place a couple tablespoons of joes on the center of each square. Fold dough over, forming triangles. Press edges together to seal. With fork, poke small holes in tops for steam to escape.

Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Brush with egg then pat panko crumbs onto dough.

Bake 11 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

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Thanks, Gerrit’s Appliance!