Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

     What is more American than that standard simple “manly” sandwich; Sloppy Joes. I have no clue the origins of this dish. I just know that everyone grew up eating this dish. It was simple. You came home from playing out in the wonderful summer air or after school and this dish was waiting for you. It was simple and if your mother or father didn’t have enough time to cook a huge meal they simply threw this dish together. Now I know most people have been used to the simple standby that you can buy in a can at your local grocery store, however this dish is made from scratch and is much more flavorful. Any bachelor can make this dish. Hell, anyone whether male or female who loves a great sandwich can make this dish. Simple ingredients and quick and easy to put together. Please enjoy my homemade Sloppy Joes.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • ½ white onion
  • 1 10oz can tomato sauce
  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire
  • Yellow mustard

1.       In a large skillet brown your ground beef over medium heat
2.       Toss in diced up onion and bell pepper and sauté alongside the beef until tender.
3.       Mix in some diced up garlic.
4.       Pour in the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer
5.       Mix in a small handful of brown sugar, a squirt or two of mustard, a couple of drops of liquid smoke and Worcestershire.
6.       Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes
7.       Serve on a warm burger bun.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2-4 people