Saturday, November 24, 2007

Comfort Food-Sloppy Joe's

The cold rainy weather we're having makes me crave comfort foods. One thing Mom used to make on days like today were Sloppy Joe's. These taste so much better than using a can or dry mix! Because this is one of my favorite recipe sites, I decided to pattern the format of today's post after hers.

The recipe: Mom's Sloppy Joe's

The ingredients: Things you probably already have on hand (worcestershire sauce, ketchup (I like the Heinz Chili sauce), mustard, onion, garlic, ground beef, salt, pepper, buns). You could also use all those fast food ketchup and mustard packets you have lying around for a cheapo version of this.

Begin by browning 1 medium chopped onion, 2-3 minced cloves of garlic with 1# ground beef. Drain excess grease.

Add 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon yellow mustard. This is just a starting point, add more of any of the ingredients until you get to your desired taste and consistency. I ended up adding over 1 cup of the ketchup and doubled the mustard for myself. Salt/pepper to taste.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve on a bun with some fries. Mmmmmmmmm.

Here's the complete recipe:

Mom's Sloppy Joes

1 pound of hamburger
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 c. of ketchup (or more)-I like to use Heinze Chili Sauce (or leftover fast food ketchup packets)
1 Tablespoon of mustard (or leftover fast food mustard packets)
1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
Salt and Pepper

Brown meat & onions & garlic. Add rest of ingredients
and simmer 30 minutes.

So good!!!


At 11/25/2007 , Blogger Bezzie said...

Do you sing the Lunch Lady Song while you make them?

Sloppy Joes, slop, sloppy joes!!!


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