Sloppy Joe mixture in a pot. Credit: AZAdam via Flickr.

Sloppy Joes

Vernon Winterton - 101 Things To Do With A Dutch Oven.
Try a twist on an old family favorite and cook these Sloppy Joes over coals instead of the stove top or oven. Perfect for those camping trips or family picnics in the park.
Note: The number of coals indicated in the recipe is equal to your ovens temperature.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 12 - inch Dutch oven
  • 30 coals, if using


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) chicken gumbo soup
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • cup mustard
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 - 6 hamburger buns


  • In a Dutch oven, add 1 pound ground beef. Cook on stove top or with 30 coals underneath the oven until cooked through. Drain grease.
  • Then add, 1 can soup, ½ cup ketchup, ⅛ cup mustard, ½ chopped onion, 1 can tomato sauce, and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Mix to combine.
  • If using coals, remove enough coals from underneath the oven to achieve a simmer. If using an oven preheat to 350℉.
  • Cover with lid and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Serve on buns.


    About the Author

    Cookbook cover with Dutch oven surrounded by various foods on gold background.
    Vernon Winterton has been cooking in Dutch ovens for over forty-years. He is one of the founding members of the Greater Wasatch Dutch Oven Society and served two years as its assistant director. Vernon has competed in numerous Dutch oven cook-off's over the years, qualifying three times to go to the world championships.