I have to admit, most of my life I have thought sloppy joes were disgusting. I think that was probably because my parents never served them and the only other ones I had came from a school cafeteria. When my husband informed me recently that he loves them and hadn’t had one in a long time, I did some research. This girl refuses to use canned meat, and I knew that if there was any chance to redeem the sloppy joe, then it was going to have to be made from scratch.
And, what do you know? Turns out that when they’re fresh and not out of school cafeteria, they are pretty darn good. Also good news: they’re toddler approved!
I apologize for the poor photo quality. My SLR was occupied.
Here’s how you do it:
Recipe adapted from Crockin’ Girls:
1 lb of lean hamburger meat
1/2 a large sweet yellow onion, chopped
tsp. olive oil
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 tbsp. of chili powder
1 tbsp. of mustard
1 tbsp. of Worcestershire
1 tbsp. of brown sugar
1 tbsp. of sugar
1. Chop the onion and sautee in olive oil over medium heat until they start to soften (about 2 minutes).
2. Add in hamburger meat and brown.
3. Add in the ketchup, chili powder, mustard, Worcestershire and sugars. Bring to a boil.
4. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 7 minutes.
5. Put on a hamburger bun and enjoy!