Thursday, June 23, 2011

sloppy joes

i will tell you that i'm not a huge fan of sloppy joes...only because they give me terrible heartburn...but every once in awhile, i really want something like sloppy joes...savory...fall all over your plate goodness... :)
if you are anything like me, when i was growing up, my sweet mom took out that can of Manwich, cracked 'er open, and poured 'er into the skillet with the already browned meat... and piled on a good roll, i enjoyed my meal... :)
since i discovered blogging, i also discovered The Pioneer Woman... she's hilarious...i love to read her stories...but she's also an amazing food artist... her meals that i have made are, without a doubt, super yummy... and they are my "go back tos" on many a week... :)

one of my most favorite of her recipes that i've tried thus far is Sloppy Joes... the prep time takes me a bit of time (the recipe says 10's lying)... i'm not at all fast with my knife... but the rewards...oh worth the time and effort... :) and, seriously, i think the "cherry on top" of this recipe is the toasted roll with butter... amazingly fabulous...
and this recipe makes a lot for we always have leftovers... :) and those leftovers are YUMMY, too... :)

get your skillet're gonna want to make this! :)


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2-½ pounds Ground Beef
  • ½ whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-½ cup Ketchup
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
  • Worcestershire Sauce To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (optional)
  • Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • Kaiser Rolls
  • Butter

Preparation Instructions

Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat and discard.

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft.

Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Spread rolls with butter and brown on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls, topping with a slice of cheese if it makes your skirt fly up.

(see, that's how her recipes worthy but FUNNY, too...aren't you laughing? :))


Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Sounds yummy...perhaps I'll try them :) I'm hoping they come out of a skillet easier than my bread came out of a pan :)