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Sloppy Joe

JB Apr 5, 2006 12:09 AM

Please share your favorite Sloppy Joe recipe.

  1. c
    Chilton Apr 6, 2006 12:35 PM

    My husband makes what he calls Tavern Bun by sauting 1 fine chopped onion with a small clove of chopped garlic until tender, adding a pound of ground beef and cooking until browned. Drain grease and add 1 can of condensed tomato soup, about a T each of yellow mustard, cider vinegar and sugar and 1 t worchestershire. Add ketchup to taste, usually about 3 or 4 T. Let simmer for about 10 minutes and then fiddle with above ingredients to alter it to your tastes.

    1. j
      john clark Apr 5, 2006 07:57 PM

      I can't put my hands on it right now but the joy of Cooking recipe is a revelation. It's a bit of work but it's terrific. iirc one important ingredient is finely diced red bell peppers, also ketchup, a little cayenne, uh uh...

      anyway it's delicious and it will put you right off of any half-measures in this department. And, they call it "loosemeat" which cracks me up every time.

      1. k
        Kirk Apr 5, 2006 09:12 AM

        2 lbs. ground beef
        Kitchen sink*, to taste

        Brown beef. Add kitchen sink*. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes. Serve over hamburger buns.

        * Kitchen sink may include ketchup/Heinz Chili Sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, etc. The idea is to add enough to make the "sandwiches" sloppy, in whatever combination suits your palate.

        3 Replies
        1. re: Kirk
          Kelly Apr 5, 2006 10:44 AM

          Heinz Chili Sauce is my "secret recipe" =0)

          1. re: Kelly
            Tracy L. Apr 5, 2006 04:24 PM

            Heinz Chile Sauce and Sweet Relish is mine. But definitely, Heinz.

          2. re: Kirk
            Anne H Apr 5, 2006 01:59 PM

            Yep, kitchen sink it is. I have several recipes, but always end up throwing in a bit of this and that until it tastes right. Mustard is the one that I consider least obvious, but which turns out to be necessary to get the flavor I expect. In addition to the kitchen sink list, I also put in celery seed and black pepper, and I probably use some tomato paste to avoid too much catsup, which gets sweeter than I like if I use too much.

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