Make-Ahead Sloppy Joes

A time-honored favorite for now or later.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”30 min” cook_time=”35 min” serves=”14″ details=”” ]

Delicious sloppy joes that can be ready to eat in under an hour, or saved for as long as 3 months in your freezer!

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard


  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”1 hour, 5 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a skillet, brown sausage, beef and onion. Remove from the heat; drain. Remove the centers from the tops and bottoms of each bun. Tear removed bread into small pieces; add to skillet. Set buns aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Stir remaining ingredients into sausage mixture. Spoon about 1/3 cupful onto the bottom of each bun; replace tops. Wrap individually in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through or freeze for up to 3 months.[/step-item]


To use frozen sandwiches: Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until heated through.

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