Sloppy Joes for Big Groups: Exactly How Much to Buy


Are you planning on making sloppy joes for a large number of guests, but you do not know what kind of ingredients to use or how many ingredients to get? If so, then you have come to the right place!

To cook sloppy joes for a big group, the following is needed per person: 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp green bell peppers, 2 tsp onion, 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp ketchup, 2 and 1/2 oz lean ground beef, 1/8 tsp prepared yellow mustard, and enough salt and pepper to taste.

Below are helpful charts that will help you to determine how much of each ingredient you will need for your large crowd! The charts below are simple and easy to use.

Brown sugar

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much brown sugar will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarTen peopleOne tablespoon and two teaspoons of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarTwenty peopleThree tablespoons and one teaspoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarThirty peopleOne fourth of a cup and one tablespoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarForty peopleOne third of a cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarFifty peopleOne half of a cup and one teaspoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarSixty peopleOne half of a cup and two tablespoons of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarSeventy peopleTwo thirds of a cup and one tablespoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarEighty peopleThree fourths of a cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarNinety peopleThree fourths of a cup and three tablespoons of brown sugar will be needed
Brown sugarOne hundred peopleOne cup and ono tablespoon of brown sugar will be needed
How much brown sugar will be needed based on the size of your group

Chopped green bell pepper

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how many chopped green bell peppers will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much chopped green pepper will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersTen peopleOne third cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersTwenty peopleThree fourths of a cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersThirty peopleOne and one fourth cups of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersForty peopleOne and two third cups of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersFifty peopleTwo cups and one tablespoon of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersSixty peopleTwo and a half cups of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersSeventy peopleTwo and three fourths cups and three tablespoons of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersEighty peopleThree and one third cups of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersNinety peopleThree and three fourth cups of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
Chopped green bell peppersOne hundred peopleFour cups and two tablespoons of chopped green bell peppers will be needed
How many chopped green bell pepper will be needed based on the size of your group

Chopped onion

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much chopped onion will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionTen peopleOne fourth cup and three tablespoons of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionTwenty peopleThree fourths of a cup and two tablespoons of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionThirty peopleOne and one fourth cup and one tablespoon of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionForty peopleOne and three fourth cups of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionFifty peopleTwo cups and three tablespoons of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionSixty peopleTwo and a half cups and two tablespoons of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionSeventy peopleThree cups and two tablespoons of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionEighty peopleThree and a half cups of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionNinety peopleFour cups of chopped onion will be needed
Chopped onionOne hundred peopleFour and one third cups of chopped onion will be needed
How much chopped onion will be needed based on the size of your group

Garlic powder

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much garlic powder will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderTen peopleThree fourths of a teaspoon of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderTwenty peopleOne and three fourths of a teaspoon of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderThirty peopleTwo and a half teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderForty peopleOne tablespoon and one fourth teaspoon of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderFifty peopleOne tablespoon and one and one fourth teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderSixty peopleOne tablespoon and two teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderSeventy peopleOne tablespoon and two and three fourth teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderEighty peopleTwo tablespoons and three fourths of teaspoon of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderNinety peopleTwo tablespoons and one and a half teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
Garlic powderOne hundred peopleTwo tablespoons and two and one fourth teaspoons of garlic powder will be needed
How much garlic powder will be needed based on the size of our group

Ground black pepper

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much ground black pepper will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need. As you can see, the amount of ground black pepper can be determined based on the preferences of you and your guests.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much ground black pepper will be needed
Ground black pepperTen peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperTwenty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperThirty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperForty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperFifty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperSixty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperSeventy peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperEighty peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperNinety peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
Ground black pepperOne hundred peopleEnough ground black pepper to taste
How much ground black pepper will be needed based on the size of your group

Ketchup

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much ketchup will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much ketchup will be needed
KetchupTen peopleOne and one fourth cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupTwenty peopleTwo and a half cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupThirty peopleThree and three fourth cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupForty peopleFive cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupFifty peopleSix and one third cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupSixty peopleSeven and a half cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupSeventy peopleEight and three fourth cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupEighty peopleTen cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupNinety peopleEleven and one third cups of ketchup will be needed
KetchupOne hundred peopleTwelve and two thirds cups of ketchup will be needed
How much ketchup will be needed based on the size of your group

Lean ground beef

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much lean ground beef will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefTen peopleOne and three fourths pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefTwenty peopleThree and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefThirty peopleFive pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefForty peopleSix and three fourths pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefFifty peopleEight and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefSixty peopleTen pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefSeventy peopleEleven and three fourth pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefEighty peopleThirteen and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefNinety peopleFifteen pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
Lean ground beefOne hundred peopleSixteen and three fourths pounds of lean ground beef will be needed
How much lean ground beef will be needed based on the size of your group

Prepared yellow mustard

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much prepared yellow mustard will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardTen peopleOne and three fourth teaspoons of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardTwenty peopleOne tablespoon and one fourth of a teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardThirty peopleOne tablespoon and two teaspoons of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardForty peopleTwo tablespoons and one half of a teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardFifty peopleTwo tablespoons and two and one fourth teaspoons of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardSixty peopleThree tablespoons and three fourths of a teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardSeventy peopleThree tablespoons and two and a half teaspoons of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardEighty peopleOne fourth of a cup and one teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardNinety peopleOne fourth of a cup and one tablespoon of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
Prepared yellow mustardOne hundred peopleOne third of a cup of prepared yellow mustard will be needed
How much prepared yellow mustard will be needed based on the size of your group

Salt

Below is a helpful chart to help you determine how much salt will be needed for your sloppy joes, based on your group size, or the number of servings that you may need. As you can see, the amount of salt can be determined based on the preferences of you and your guests.

IngredientGroup size (number of servings)How much salt will be needed
SaltTen peopleEnough to taste
SaltTwenty peopleEnough to taste
SaltThirty peopleEnough to taste
SaltForty peopleEnough to taste
SaltFifty peopleEnough to taste
SaltSixty peopleEnough to taste
SaltSeventy peopleEnough to taste
SaltEighty peopleEnough to taste
SaltNinety peopleEnough to taste
SaltOne hundred peopleEnough to taste
How much salt will be needed based on the size of your group

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