Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sloppy Joes

The last time Scott and I went grocery shopping, we bought a bag of green bell peppers at Sam's Club.  We got to a point where we needed to use them up, and I thought of Sloppy Joes.  When I was a kid, I truly thought that Manwich was the only way to make Sloppy Joes.  We don't often have that on hand, so I needed to figure out a yummy sauce that would do the trick.

The original recipe comes from allrecipes.com .  I needed to make a few tweaks, so here's my take below:

Sloppy Joes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
1. Brown beef, onion, and bell pepper in a skillet.  Drain.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3. Simmer for 30 minutes.  Serve on your choice of bread or bun.  I add cheese to my Sloppy Joe sandwiches.  I also had some yummy potato salad on hand, and I had that as a side.

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Courtney B said...

I was just thinking the other day about sloppy joe's.... but I don't have a good recipe for it! I'm definitely going to try this out!

Jaime Henderson said...

You should've told me... I have a GREAT recipe!
2 lbs ground turkey breast 1/2 c. ketchup
2 Tbsp. Onion Onion 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped celery 1 Tbsp. mustard
1/2 c. chopped green pepper 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
10.75 oz can tomato soup 1/4 tsp. black pepper
8 oz. can tomato sauce 12 hamburger buns

In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the first 4 ingredients over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in the next 7 ingredients; transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve on buns.
OR to serve it later: Prepare as directed without transferring to slow cooker. Cool completely. Place in a resealable plastic bag; freeze. To serve, thaw completely; place in slow cooker. Cook and serve as directed above

Jaime Henderson said...

:( I don't know why it smooshed the 6 lines of ingredients together... I took time in making it spaced out and even....LOL you get the point

Becky Dougherty said...

That sounds yummy, too! :) i don't know why it smooshed them together either, but it's still readable! :)

Casey said...

I always just use the "sloppy joe" seasoning packet and a can of tomato paste and a cup of water mixed in with my ground turkey. If I'm feeling fancy, I will throw in some diced onions. Yours sound fancy :)

Susannah said...

Ooo... Looks wonderful! :-)

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