Sloppy Joes

   As a kid, I was not a fan of sloppy joes. My Mom didnt make them that often, but when she did, I was not a happy camper. I remember my Grandma Jennings making them as well, but she called them 'Mormon Burgers'. I have no clue why, but she did. I also refused to eat hers.

   Now as an adult, I LOVE them! And this is the recipe that changed it all for me. It comes from my favorite cookbook I talk about all the time, The Food Nanny by Liz Edmunds. I love how simple and totally delicious these things are. This is another dinner Kelsey asks me to make from time to time. She loves them just as much as I do.

Sloppy Joes

1 Tablespoon Butter
1/4 cup chopped Onion
1 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
6 Hamburger Buns

Melt the 1 Tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the ground beef and onion and cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease.

Add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well and let simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

Butter the hamburger buns, if desired, and toast them under the broiler. Watch closely so they dont burn. Spoon meat mixture onto the bottom halves and cover with tops. Serve immediately. Serves 6.


Yummy Mummy said...

Hi Holly! I don't know what it is, but Sloppy Joes are just SO good! You are so good at comfort food.

Jennifer said...

Sounds good. We love Sloppy Joes here too. My recipe is different though. I might just have to make mine in the next week and post it 'cause I don't think I ever have. And then I might just have to give your recipe a try and compare. I love comfort food!

Aimee said...

Sounds good. I love sloppy joes!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I haven't had sloppy joes in years!! I'd so much rather make them from scratch like these. Something sloppy never looked so delicious! haha ~Megan

Mandy said...

I love these. I like to put a slice of Kraft singles cheese on mine and Lance likes sliced cheese with Tabasco. I should make these soon. Thanks!

yummychunklet said...

I like making kid throwback recipes like this. Great post!

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Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

Goodness, I have always been a fan of sloppy joes! I haven't had one in so long though, I need to add this to my meal plan and soon!

Lizzy said...

I was ho-hum about them as a child, too...but it was probably because they were always made with a can of "sauce." I have a feeling, I'd love your version!!!

Carolinaheartstrings said...

This recipe looks delicious. I could become a fan too.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've heard so much about sloppy joes...and NEVER knew what they were or what they looked like (I'm not American). I always thought they sounded gross...but these look yummy! I love mince that's why I guess.

Jocelyn said...

Sloppy joes are the perfect comfort food!!! These sound like the ones mom used to make...but all I could remember was ketchup and brown sugar. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog today and found a bunch of recipes I want to try now! So tonight I tried the Sloppy Joe. It was super easy, and really good. I did add about 1/4 - 1/2 cup finely diced mushrooms and 1/4 - 1/2 cup finely diced green peppers just to sneak in some more veggies, as well as 1 tsp of diced garlic. The only thing was it was a little runny, so next time I would maybe try adding only 1/4 cup water. But the flavor was great, and it was super easy so it will definitely be going on my list of repeat meals. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

Liselle said...

This is amazing!!! So perfect for sloppy joes. Gives it a bbqish taste. Thanks so much for the recipe! I think ill actually make homemade bbq sauce from now on and use this as the recipe :D

Dana DeVolk said...

My mom made these for me a lot growing up, she made hers from scratch too and I loved them every time!!! Will have to try this twist on the classic, Thanks!

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Jennifer said...

I'm not big on sloppy joes, but these were great!! Tons of flavor. We ate them with King's Hawaiian hamburger buns.