Archive for June 19th, 2010

Sloppy Joes

I think I mentioned on this blog that I like Manwich, and that is true, but sometimes a homemade sloppy Joe is so much better.  This recipe was published in the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper back in 1998 and I have used it ever since.  Even though it is a recipe from scratch, it is still easy!  This is great on buns with melted cheese, but it also goes great with corn chips or tortilla chips or as tacos…well, you get this picture.  It is really really good and versatile!

1 lb lean ground beef

2 tbsp. butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped sweet pepper

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp Worcestshire sauce

2 tbsp prepared mustard

1 1/2 cups ketchup

salt & pepper to taste


Brown the ground beef in a large pan over medium heat.  Drain the cooked beef on paper towels. Reduce the heat to low-medium. In the same pan, melt the butter with the onion and sweet pepper.  Cook until the vegetables are soft and browning or about 5 minutes.



Add the remaining ingredients to the vegetables and then add the ground beef as well.  Stir to combine.  Cover the pan and cook on low for 15 minutes. Check the pan after 10 minutes because you don’t want it to scorch.

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Toast the hamburger buns in a warm oven for about 5 minutes.  Place about 1/4 cup of the sloppy Joe mixture on the bun and add a slice of your favorite cheese.  Mine is provolone.  Cover with the top of the bun and let the cheese soften from the heat of the bun and meat.

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Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Exchange sponsored by Le Creuset.

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