Due to a surfeit of cooked beef and hamburger buns, I attempted to make sloppy joes from scratch using the Better Homes & Gardens recipe. It was edible, but not worth the effort as it was no where near as good as the stuff from a can.
(note: comments to this entry later asked whether the recipe had included any sugar. It had not. Adding some greatly improved the end result. Possibly still not to the level of the canned stuff, though.)