June 24, 2013

My Go-To Sloppy Joes

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Now, this is a recipe I have posted before (my 2nd recipe ever on this blog), but fast-forward several years with an updated photo and a few tweaks to the recipe, I figured it needed to be re-shared.  

I have been making this recipe for the past three years.  It can be made in less than 30 minutes.  

We tried it, loved it and it has been my go-to recipe ever since.  I am not a fan of that "canned stuff", so I was glad to finally find a recipe from scratch that is both delicious and easy to throw together.  If you have never tried pickles on your sloppy joes, you should, it's really good.  

My Go-To Sloppy Joes

1 Lb. ground beef
1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. ketchup
1 1/2 Tbl. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. dry mustard
a few dashes of Worcestershire
2 Tbl. tomato paste
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 c. water, only if needed
hamburger buns, toasted
Mayo or Miracle Whip
sliced pickles, opt.
sliced Cheddar cheese, opt.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet.  When meat is almost cooked through, add the onion, green pepper and garlic and cook a few minutes.  Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard Worcestershire, tomato paste, salt and pepper  Stir to combine.  If mixture is too thick, add some water.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Spread Mayo or Miracle Whip over toasted hamburger buns top with sloppy joe mix, sliced pickles and sliced cheese.  Yield: 4-6 sloppy joes.    

slightly adapted from: Pioneer Woman

10 comments:

  1. HOLY freaking CRAP that sandwich looks awesome!!!

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  2. Your sloppy joe recipe sounds delicious! I need to make them very soon! =)

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  3. I've never made sloppy joe before and my husband has been asking me to make it. This looks awesome and I simply must try it!

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    1. Never? Oh wow, you really should make these!!

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  4. Jenn,
    This recipe looks great. I have never attempted to make my own sloppy joe sauce. I am ashamed to say I usually buy the packet at the store but I won't be doing that anymore. Thank you for reposting! I have also added you to my daily reads on Bloglovin!
    Krista

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  5. These look great! I have a pretty basic recipe that I grew up on, but I like all the extra flavors in this recipe. Pinning!

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  6. I've never made sloppy joes either... and have only had them once or twice before, so I decided to make these for dinner tonight -- my hubby (who puts ketchup on EVERYTHING for a better taste) said that these were perfect just the way they are :) I'm sure it has to do with the 3/4 cup ketchup in the recipe, but these are GOOD!!!! I added some salsa in as well and these tasted AWESOME! Thank you!

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    1. I love ketchup too :) I am so glad you guys liked them and adding salsa would be yummy. Thanks for letting me know.

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  7. Bringing back my childhood and wonderful memories of my Mother's great cooking. Another sauce she cooked and I could just eat a bowl of. I loved this sandwich topped with her delicious homemade coleslaw!! Oh, how I miss my Mother! Thanks Jenn! Pinning it!!

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    1. Mothers recipes are always the best and isn't it amazing how food can immediately take you back to a specific moment in time - like your childhood!

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