Just a quick little blurp here with an easy recipe to follow. This afternoon was one of those days where I didn’t have anything planned for dinner. I had been in the kitchen all day, and while I always have a lot of food, sometimes it just isn’t turned into a meal yet. Such was the case this afternoon at 4:00 while we were doing homework and thinking about our next move. With lacrosse until 7:00, I knew it needed to be easy. A quick glance in the fridge and pantry, then 30 minutes later a yummy batch of sloppy joe’s was born. We had Sloppy Joe Hoagies, using up some hoagie rolls we had on hand, and made the meal complete with fruit salad. I hope this helps you out in a pinch on a busy afternoon, there is nothing wrong with a delicious sloppy joe, and this homemade version is “1,2,3 easy peasy” and a lot better tasting than the can! Enjoy…
Juju’s Sloppy Joe Sauce
- 1 lb ground beef (bison or ground turkey can be substituted)
- 1/2 c chopped green pepper
- 1/2 c chopped onion
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 c ketchup
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce (or, tonight I used leftover marinara sauce I had in the fridge instead)
- Water to make it your preferred consistency…some like it thick and some like it saucy!
1 Brown ground beef in large sauce pot or skillet with pepper and onion. Drain grease.
2 Add all other ingredients, mix well. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3 That’s it! Serve it up on some Martins’ party rolls for great sliders, or hamburgers buns, or on hoagie rolls for a sloppy joe sub!