Island Sloppy Joes ( Not Tomato Based )

"These are a great twist to regular sloppy joes. The combination of A1 Steak Sauce and Thousand Island dressing are really yummy together."
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  • 1 12 lbs beef
  • 14 cup A.1. Original Sauce
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 13 cup thousand island dressing


  • Brown beef and drain in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Mix steak sauce, onion, garlic and dressing in with meat.
  • cook mixture for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.

Questions & Replies

  1. Does not look like sloppy joes but that's what you get for not using tomatoes it's fine I prepared it last night I would like to cook finish cooking it or warm it in my slow cooker on low usually you have to add water when you use a slow cooker and I think that would mess up the recipe so I'm looking for tips on how to do this and how long I would be able to leave it in there


  1. Thank God I looked up ingredients to A-1, and 1000 Island dressing. I do not appreciate this stating it's tomato free. It's not, and if I had made this I would have fed this to my son who happens to be allergic to tomatoes. Please correct the tomato free part before someone with tomato allergies makes it.
  2. This isn't a tomato free sloppy joe recipe, look at all your ingredients better next time, before advertising it as tomato free. Thousand Island dressing and A1 contains TOMATO PASTE!
  3. While not made traditionally this is still a completely tomato-based dish with the A1 and 1000 island dressing. Not suitable for those with tomato allergies.
  4. A very interesting twist to the old sloppy joe! It really needs some salt & pepper to perk it up some. I was amazed at how subtle the flavor was especially using steak sauce which can be quite strong in flavor. Nothing in this overpowers anything at all. My husband really enjoyed this sandwich, and said to make it again. I am hoping like a good chili or spaghetti sauce the flavors will deepen upon standing. This is incredibily easy and goes together quickly. Cut a few veggies up and throw some chips on the table and you have a meal before you know it!
  5. Really different but good. Cut this down for two but added more A-1.


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