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Easy Freezer Meals – Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



6 pounds ground beef
4 medium onions, minced
10 tablespoons of garlic or 20, minced
5 tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 2/3 cups ketchup
1/2 cup  Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water


Saute the onion and hamburger in a large pot until browned.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until almost all of the fluid is gone {about 15 minutes}. Let cool and then divide into 4 freezer bags. Makes enough for 4 meals {1 bag feeds a family of four- 2 joes per person}.

To prepare from frozen, simply place the contents of one bag in a large skillet and heat to a low boil. Serve on warm sweet buns.