Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sloppy Joes

We don't do boxed dinners around here, unless it's Macaroni and Cheese, and that is usually set aside for the sitter, or when Husband is out of town.  So when Husband said he wanted something like "Hamburger Helper" last night, I gasped, and then had recipe revelation.

Sloppy Joes from scratch!!  No packages here!

Sloppy Joes
adapted from allrecipes

1 lb. lean, ground beef
1/4 C. chopped onion
1/4 C. chopped green bell pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. yellow mustard (tonight I used Dijon because it's all I had)
3/4 C. ketchup
3 tsp. brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste


1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.

2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. While you are simmering the meat, Slice open your favorite buns, put them in the oven to crisp, and near the end, add a slice of cheese.

Quick, fresh, easy and delicious!

P.S. If you don't have buns, make biscuits.  They're just as good!



Emily February 2, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

I seriously said yesterday to my mom that I needed a homemade sloppy jo's recipe because that stuff out of the can is disgusting. Thanks for reading my mind and posting this!

A Serenade for Solitude February 2, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

Emily--so glad we are on the same wavelength! Enjoy! It's a good one. :)

Shaleign February 2, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

I made sloppy joes monday night for my family. But I use manwhich because I don't have a recipe for them, thanks for the share.

A Serenade for Solitude February 3, 2011 at 12:13 AM  

Shaleign--You're welcome. I think you'll like this!

I Love Pretty Little Things February 3, 2011 at 4:44 AM  

Looks Yummy! And your weekend highlights looked like so much pampering and fun!

Jennifer D February 3, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

Just a couple days ago I had a hankering for Hamburger helper so I made up some wingding thing that was not tasty! I gotta try this.Thanks

Anonymous February 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

My son Spencer calls them "Dirty Burgers" (he is 5)
Cassie, you can make anything look good!

Hearthandmade February 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

I never understood what a sloppy Joe was but it's mince in a bap! A revelation =) I'm all up for quick recipes though x

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