Yo, yo sloppy joe!

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

 Ingredients

  •  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!

 

Directions:

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!

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