Friday, October 1, 2010

BBQ Sloppy Joes


I was searching my favorite cooking blogs for inspiration before my trip to the grocery store this week.  I wanted a dinner that would be easy, comforting, and something my kids would eat and not just move around the plate.  I read several sloppy joe recipes and then decided to make up my own.  It's a super quick meal and you probably already keep all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge.  I used my homemade bbq sauce, which is sweet and tangy and slightly spicy.  I would recommend using a tangy bbq sauce in this recipe since the ketchup is so sweet.  

Ingredients:

2 lbs lean ground beef (93/7)
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T Montreal Steak Seasoning
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 T chili powder
1 T paprika
1 T dry mustard
2 T worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
1/2 cup water
Kaiser rolls
butter

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through.  Add the chopped onions, green peppers, and garlic.  Cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.  Drain off excess fat.  Add all the spices, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and water.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium low, and partially cover with a lid.  Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  You want the meat and liquid to make a nice thick sauce and become one.


Meanwhile, preheat the broiler to 425 degrees.  Cut the kaiser rolls in half, slather some butter on the insides, and lay butter side up on a cookie sheet.  Toast in the oven broiler for about 2 minutes.  Watch them with the oven light turned on...toasty becomes charred very quickly.


Now it's time to load up lots of sloppy joe mixture on the warm, toasty buns.  Add some potato chips, cole slaw, or pickles to your plate so your sloppy joe won't look as lonely as mine  Good luck eating it all.  It's very filling and oh so comforting.  And throw away that canned Manwich sauce in your pantry.  It's too easy to make this homemade.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Love your sloppy joe recipe, plan to try it soon.
    Tip from my granny - she added shredded carrots to her bbq sloppy joes. Sneaky way to get us to eat more vegetables, made it easier on the budget, and the carrots added just a little bit of sweetness to the dish. Delish!

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  2. I love your sloppy joes recipe Rhondi, its basically how my grandmother used to make them. Bought back good memories!

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