Jumbo’s Sloppy Grinder


Some call it a sub.  Folks in certain parts call it a hero, and others call it a po’boy.  Up here in North Dakota, where Jumbo’s is from, we call this delectable sandwich a grinder.  Here’s what you’ll need: first, you will want a long loaf of bread, then a 14 oz. jar of Jumbo’s Original or Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sauce.  Next, your favorite cheese,  and additional meats like turkey, ham or salami (or heck, ALL of them!).  Sound good so far?  Finally, if you like, add in: lettuce, tomato, mayo or other spreads, and you have every option that you need to make your grinder your very own.

Below is a step-by-step guide so that you can see the way we do it for our family-


  • One loaf of French bread
  • 1 – 1.5 lbs. ground beef
  • A 14 oz. jar of Jumbo’s Original or Jumbo’s Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • One 16 oz. package of shredded mild cheddar cheese (this is our personal choice, you can use American, Provolone, Pepper Jack or another cheese of your choice)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Sliced turkey, ham, or salami (or if you like, all three!)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped onions
  • Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip or other dressing of your choice


  • First, in a medium pan, saute ground beef.  Add in chopped onions if desired
  • Once meat is browned, drain excess fat.  Reduce heat and pour in Jumbo’s Original or Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sauce.  Simmer this mixture until the sauce bubbles through.  Reduce heat to keep the mixture warm
  • Next, grab your loaf of French Bread.  Slice bread lengthwise, being careful not to go entirely through the loaf
  • Optional – spread dressing on top and bottom half of your loaf
  • Optional – place the sliced meat on the bottom loaf of your bread, to the amount desired
  • Scoop Jumbo’s Original or Jalapeno Sloppy Joe mixture onto your loaf, and spread evenly
  • Add your cheese
  • Optional – Top with shredded lettuce and tomato slices

From here, you can section your creation into the appropriate size portions for your family members.  Set them on a plate, and get ready to enjoy! Zack Kassian Womens Jersey

Jumbo’s Zucchini Boats

Courtesy of Missy from West Fargo

What you’ll need:

  • 1 – 1.5 lbs of Ground Beef
  • Optional – 1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Medium zucchini
  • 1 16 oz. Package of shredded cheese – your choice
  • 1 14 oz. Jar of Jumbo’s or Jumbo’s Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sauce

How to make it:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef.  Add onions if desired.
  • Drain
  • Add meat back to the pan, pour in the entire jar of Jumbo’s or Jumbo’s Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • Simmer until heated through, remove from heat
  • Halve zucchini lengthwise, hollow out the seeds, place in 9″ x 13″ baking dish
  • Spoon in Sloppy Joe mixture until heaping over the top of each zucchini half
  • Add shredded cheese to desired gooiness
  • Place zucchinis in the oven, bake for one hour

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