ISO Sloppy Joe recipe that tastes like Manwich
- momskitchen Feb 26, 2011 04:31 AM
I have tried many homemade sloppy joe recipes, but my family much prefers Manwich in a can. I'd like to find a recipe that tastes like it that I can make from scratch. Anyone have one?
Hi mom -- berkleybabe here. I use a recipe that I think I learned from Girl Scouts: brown 1 lb. ground beef (drain), add at least one diced onion and sautee till softened, add one can tomato soup (I use lower sodium), one can water. Sprinkle in some garlic powder, a couple of good shots of Worcestshire (maybe 1-2 T) and a splash of cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes until reduced and not soupy. The soup gives it a bit of sweetness, the vinegar a little sour. I NEVER use green peppers. Reminds me of sleep-overs and birthday parties in junior high! Hope this helps.
USDA school cafeteria Sloppy Joe on Roll
Sloppy Joe recipes from old newspapers
Sloppy Joes - Jun 1956
Sloppy Joes - Apr 1958
Sloppy Joes - Mar 1966
Sloppy Joes - Feb 1968
Sloppy Joe Filling
1 T olive oil
1 small onion diced
1.5 lbs of lean ground beef
1 can tomato sauce (no salt)
2 T tomato paste
2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 red pepper diced
1/2 t dry mustard
1 T molasses
1 T red wine vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste
Saute onion in olive oil in preheated skillet until translucent. Add red pepper and jalapeneos and saute until soft. Add ground beef and garlic over medium heat and cook until beef is no longer red. Add remaining ingredients and and simmer 20 minutes.
I think the sweetness of the molasses is what makes this recipe more like Manwich.