“Skilletburgers, also known as ‘Sloppy Joes,’ are classic American comfort food. They are quick to prepare, and the meat freezes well for later.” – April Ferre

“Good on a cold night. I remember my Mom making these when I was a little girl.” – Calla Ferre

“This came from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Aunt Bee and Uncle Van gave me the subscription for Christmas.” – Jean Hansen


Course: Main Courses – Beef, Sandwiches


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 Cup Onion Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cup Celery Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 10.75-Ounce Can Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 2 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce


  • Brown meat in small amount of hot fat. Add onion and celery; cook until golden. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve immediately on toasted buns. Makes 6 servings.

1958 Recipe – Jean Hansen – From Better Homes and Gardens Magazine