Monday, June 21, 2010

Comfort Food: Sloppy Joe's

I've never been particularly fond of making sloppy Joe's because I could never find a sauce that I love.

Well look no further than my MIL's simple, yet perfect recipe:

1-2 lb. of ground meat
1 small green pepper
1 small onion
brown sugar and ketchup, to taste
hamburger buns

1. Brown the meat with diced onion and green peppers:

2. Add ketchup and brown sugar to taste (she had NO guidelines):

3. Voila'. Delish! The perfect blend of sweet and tangy.



P.S. Add a slice of American cheese on bottom bun: YUM!


ENJOY!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Sloppy Joes are so good. I haven't had one in ages. I'm stealing this recipe :)

Clara said...

Wow, did I say I luff you?
Will try this asap!!!Can fries follow a sloppy joes?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't made sloppy joes in years. I bet my kids would love them. Hmmm. They kind of messy, right? (I meant the SJs, but it goes both ways). Maybe that wouldn't be such a great idea after all. But I'm still borrowing your recipe. :)

Janet Johnson said...

My husband is drooling. :) Thanks for the recipe

Matthew Rush said...

Looks purdy good!

JustineDell said...

I've never made it from scratch (always buy the mix int he can). Thanks for the recipe! I'll give a shot. ;-)

~JD

Maddy said...

Wow! Simple enough, though I've never been a big fan of the stuff. It reminds me of cafeteria lunches in elementary school :o/

Pamela said...

Never had 'em with cheese before! I'm all over this recipe.... Tell me this! Are they more like "Manwich" than a sloppy joe?

salarsenッ said...

I am way hungry now. It's too hot here to cook, right now. Oh and cheese is always good. (Note: this would be one of the only recipes I'd say no to chocolate. LOL)

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Although I love that you made this from scratch and all I can't eat a sloppy joe or look at your blog pics for too long. I had one of those, got sick on one a long time ago and could never even attempt to eat one much less even smell one so yeah...just leavin you some monday hugs to let you know I was here. :D

Jen said...

I haven't had one of these for years!!! Since I was growing up! Guess I know what's on the menu this week!

YUM!

Sharlene T. said...

OMG! I've so forgotten about these but I'll bet the grandkids would like to try them. Love this recipe. Bet your MIL has lots more that you need to record -- for US...now, get busy and thanks a million for sharing...

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Writing Without Periods! said...

I love sloppy joes. That's what I'm making for dinner tonight. Thanks,
Mary

JEM said...

I'm not going to say we're on the same wavelength because I mentioned Sloppy Joe's in my blog post today and then you posted a recipe...I'm not going to say it because I don't have to. You've probably already thought it.

Callie Forester said...

I love sloppy joes. I'll have to give this recipe a shot--so thanks! :)

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Bossy Betty said...

I love sloppy joes. I make them with Good Ground (hamburger substitute) and they are so good! I will have to give your recipe a try!

MBW aka Olleymae said...

I always love sloppy joes - with dill pickles!! Yum yum :) I wonder how this would taste with black beans instead of meat??

Just Breathe said...

I haven't made those in awhile.
Adding the cheese sounds like a great idea.

Sandy Shin said...

Ooh, that looks really good. I have never made sloppy joes before, but will have to try now!

Little Ms J said...

Sadly I didn't realize there was any other option aside from Manwich. Hm.

All Women Stalker said...

This looks so easy and yum!