Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sloppy Joes

When was the last time you had Sloppy Joes?!!? I know right?  Me too, so when Ty suggested we have sloppy joes one night for dinner I kinda thought it wasn't that bad an idea.  I found a great recipe that actually wasn't that sloppy.

What you Need:
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 cup ketchup
3 tsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, onions and green pepper.  Drain off liquid and return to skillet.

Stir in garlic powder, mustard, ketchup (I added a bit of BBQ sauce for fun), brown sugar and mix thoroughly.

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  The recipe originally said to simmer for 20-30 minutes, but there would have been NO liquid left.  I would say use your best judgements and simmer until thickened!  Season with salt and pepper.

While that's simmering I made toasted garlic buns.  Super easy.  Turn on your oven to broil and let it heat up.  Butter your buns and sprinkle with garlic salt.  (You can also do this with Parmesan cheese!)  Toss the buns in for a bit depending on the heat of your oven.  Keep an eye on them and take them out when golden!

Serve hot and sloppy! (That sounds wrong!)
You could also add shredded cheese on top of the ground beef filling and broil in the over for a crispy cheesy sloppy joe!


1 comment:

Jill said...

I totally made sloppy joes last night! CA-RAZY!!!