Tonight I had my family over for dinner. I had lots of random stuff that needed to be cooked or thrown away. So, I had a major smorgasboard of non-complementary foods. It all started with some ground beef I had to use, then there was this acorn squash, some caesar salad, some broccoli, chicken wings, and a few other assorted things.
I knew I wanted to make this old recipe I had for Sloppy Joe’s. I just had a taste for them. First, I had to locate the recipe, which was much easier than expected. Then, I had to make sure I had the ingredients. That was one of the great things about this recipe, it is made with all common household items.
So, basically, I just wanted to share the recipe because it was a hit with everybody, and I like to pass on good, easy dinners. My husband and I want to try a vegetarian version of these with the Morningstar Meal Starter Crumbles. We have started really liking those in recipes like spaghetti. Maybe next time.
Anyway, here is the recipe. (Not sure where I got it as it was years ago, but if I knew, I would totally give credit.)
Southern BBQ Sloppy Joes
1 tbsp canola oil (I just sprayed the pan)
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 lb ground meat (the recipe actually calls for turkey, but I used beef)
1 c. ketchup
2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
2 tbsp worcestshire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
6 hamburger rolls
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the onions, pepper, and garlic until softened (about 5 minutes). Stir in the cumin and chili powder; when the vegetables are coated with the spices, stir iin the meat; cook; breaking apart the meat with a wooden spoon until browned. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, worcestshire sauce and salt. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened and the meat is cooked through. (4-5 minutes)
It is SO sweet and good. I love sloppy joes made from scratch.
Have a good Wednesday night!
Anybody have a twist on a sloppy joe recipe?