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The Best-Ever Sloppy Joes Recipe
The Best Sloppy Joes Recipe Is Quick, Easy, Economical, Nutritious and Delicious
Sloppy Joes. YUM. That is what I think when I think of our family's Best-Ever Sloppy Joes Recipe. It is fast and easy and devoured by every member of our family with absolutely no reservations and plenty of enthusiasm!
The name Sloppy Joes may sound awful to you but the recipe is for a wonderfully delicious comfort food that is perfect for a quick and easy dinner which also happens to be easy on the pocketbook. This version is actually a bit more nutritious than many sloppy joes because it has the addition of bell peppers and corn.
Just how fast is this recipe, Brenda? Well assuming you have basic cooking skills, you should be able to get this meal onto the supper table in about 25 minutes.And how many will it serve? The recipe makes four servings. That is enough for the four hungry members of our family although it does not make enough for leftovers for us or for seconds or thirds. (I have two teenage boys, it is possible that they would have seconds and thirds.) After writing up the leftover recommendations further down on this page, I have decided that the next time I make this recipe I will be doubling it. Once you are familiar with this recipe, you just might decide to do the same!
Sloppy Joe Recipe
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
2 bell peppers chopped (red is best but green is fine)
1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
1 pound of lean ground beef (some call it ground beef round)
2 tsps. chili powder possibly more
2 cups of spaghetti sauce preferably homemade but a jar will do
1 1/4 cup of frozen corn kernels
Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the ground beef, onion, garlic and peppers to a somewhat deep skillet or frying pan, stirring occasionally until the ground beef is cooked.
- Add the chili powder, corn and the spaghetti sauce.
- Cover and simmer on a low heat setting for 5 minutes.
- During the simmering time, toast your buns.
- Season the cooked mix with salt and pepper to taste. (I usually do not add salt.)
- To serve, spoon the meat mixture over the buns!
Sloppy joes are also called wimpies, yip yips, slushburgers, barbecues, hot tamalaes, steamers and gulash!
What Exactly Is A Sloppy Joe?
Wikipedia has a pretty basic definition of a sloppy joe. They say that "a sloppy joe is an American dish of ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun." I would say that that is a pretty good definition; a little different but very similar to my recipe.
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More Sloppy Joe Recipes - Maybe you will find one at one of these links!
- Super Sloppy Joes Recipe by Rachael Ray on the Food Network
Food Network invites you to try this Super Sloppy Joes recipe from Rachael Ray.
- Sloppy Joes Recipe by Paula Deen on the Food Network
Food Network invites you to try this Sloppy Joes recipe from Paula Deen.
- Ropa Vieja Joses (Cuban Sloppy Joes) Recipe by Rachael Ray
Try this Ropa Vieja Joses (Cuban Sloppy Joes), Sliced Tomatoes, Plantain Chips and Mojo Sauce recipe from Rachael Ray.
- The Ultimate Sloppy Joes Recipe by Tyler Florence on the Food Network
Food Network invites you to try this The Ultimate Sloppy Joes recipe from Tyler Florence.
- Sloppy Joes Recipe by Martha Stewart
Soft buns work best with these classic kid-friendly sandwiches. Serve them with pickles or potato chips. The beef mixture can also be served over pasta.
- Sloppy Joes Recipe by Jean Pare and Company's Coming
An old favourite-quick to put together and easy to serve. The perfect answer for dinner on busy evenings!
- Spicy Sloppy Joe Pizza Recipe - Ground Beef Pizza With Tangy Sauce and Cheese
Sloppy joe pizza, a pizza with a spicy ground beef topping and tangy sauce, along with a multi-cheese topping. A tasty pizza for sloppy joe lovers.
- Tyler Florence's Ultimate Sloppy Joe Recipe From Oprah.com
Try chef Tyler Florence's recipe for The Ultimate Sloppy Joes, a family-friendly dish from his complete seven-day menu.
- Saucy BBQ Sloppy Joe Recipe from Kraft Foods
Saucy BBQ Sloppy Joes recipe from Kraft foods.
What To Serve With A Sloppy Joe
You can make your sloppy joes into a meal by serving it on grains or pasta, on buns, on a baked potato, beside a baked potato with a vegetable or with homefries. Add a salad or vegetables and dip and you are set for a great suppertime meal!
Have you ever had Sloppy Joes?
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More Sloppy Joe Information
- Where Sloppy Is Neat - The New York Times
To the rest of the country a sloppy Joe is that war horse of school cafeterias, ground beef drowned in a sweet tomato sauce and served on a roll. But in North Jersey it is a huge sandwich, which serves at least three, made with a variety of meats on
A Sloppy Joe Apron
Use an apron to protect your clothes!
I have to admit that I don't always wear an apron but I do when I'm frying beef and especially beef with tomato sauce! This apron is a fun kitchen-themed machine-washable, 100-percent cotton apron. One size fits all, it features an adjustable neck and a front pocket. Lovely and fun!
A sloppy joe is called 'sloppy' because it can be very messy to eat. When you eat it...well, if you eat it as a sandwich...the contents tend to spring out from all sides! Some people, myself included, prefer to eat this dish open faced and with a fork and knife!
Every recipe should come with recommendations for leftovers! For this recipe, you can use the leftover sloppy joes mix on potatoes, in tortillas or in tacos. It would be well worth doubling the recipe in order to have leftovers!
The meat mixture will keep in the freezer for about three months. You could either freeze a whole batch or freeze it in individual portions and defrost as required.
A budget-friendly meal, sloppy joes date to the depression in the 1930s. However, their popularity definitely grew greatly in the 1950's and 60's.
A Final Word About The Best-Ever Sloppy Joes Recipe
In my opinion, the best Sloppy Joes meal is served just like the one in the very first picture on this page. The meat mixture is served open faced on two delicious, toasted buns with a wonderful mixed salad. (Because there are teenage boys in my home, the salad often becomes a Caesar salad, which is very good, too.)
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What To Serve With Sloppy Joes
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