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Homemade manwich/sloppy joes

itryalot May 7, 2011 09:04 AM

Anyone have a recipe they really like? We want some kind of tomato flavour.
Want to make it Tues night for a Wed night easy peesy dinner!

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  1. Antilope RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 09:30 AM

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      Gail RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 09:39 AM

      I love this easy and tasty version. If you want spicy just add your favorite hot sauce. I omit the brown sugar.

      Sloppy Joes (from Allrecipes.com)

      2 pounds lean ground beef
      1/2 cup chopped onion
      1 cup chopped celery
      1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato
      1/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon white vinegar
      1/4 cup packed brown sugar
      1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      8 hamburger buns

      1. Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to crumble. I like to use a potato masher to even out the lumps. Add onion and celery, cover the pan, and cook until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Drain off any grease.
      2. Stir the tomato soup (undiluted), ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Season with salt and garlic powder. Heat to a simmer over low heat, and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom.
      3. Spoon the hot beef mixture onto buns, which may be toasted first, and serve.

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      1. re: Gail
        Phurstluv RE: Gail May 10, 2011 08:27 AM

        That recipe is very similar to what my Nana used to make as "Dynamites", a regional, Rhode Island, version of sloppy joes, except she wouldn't use celery (not sure I would either) and put in chopped green pepper instead.

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        darrentran87 RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 10:22 AM

        I love foodwishes' recipe/video on it:


        1. maplesugar RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 10:29 AM

          Our favorite Sloppy Joes recipe is from Pioneer Woman - reminds me of the W-S bottled sauce http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

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            itryalot RE: maplesugar May 7, 2011 07:32 PM

            That looks like a promising recipe. I need to see ones with pics of them.

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              maplesugar RE: itryalot May 9, 2011 10:57 PM

              Pictures? Aren't there some on PW's post linked to above?

              I forgot to add - I use red pepper instead of the green she calls for - just a personal preference.

          2. todao RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 10:42 AM

            The "secret" to Sloppy Joes is in the mix. Blend at least 1/3 ground lamb or pork to the meat mixture. You'll be glad you did.

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              maplesugar RE: todao May 7, 2011 10:55 AM

              Ooh never thought of lamb (we usually use ground bison around here) thanks :)

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                itryalot RE: todao May 7, 2011 07:33 PM

                Lamb; would never have thought of it. I am not a fan usually of lamb and tomato mixtures.

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                joonjoon RE: itryalot May 7, 2011 11:20 PM

                I've been having fun making sloppy joes using different meats and flavors. Some that I recently made are:

                BBQ Joe:
                Sautee ground pork, BBQ Seasoning, BBQ Sauce, pickles, japapenos, onions, tomatoes. Simmer in beer. Top with cole slaw.

                Teriyaki Joe:
                Sautee Ground chicken, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sake and something sweet (sugar/honey). Add sake, mirin & simmer, then toss with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

                Reuben Joe:
                Sautee ground corned beef, ground beef, sauerkraut. Mix in thousand island dressing, top with swiss cheese.& kraut.

                It's a fun game!

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                1. re: joonjoon
                  MplsM ary RE: joonjoon May 8, 2011 12:03 AM

                  Try red lentils. http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2010/04/...

                  It's really quite tasty.

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                    HillJ RE: MplsM ary May 10, 2011 07:10 AM

                    I've never tried red lentils this way, sounds delicious!

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                      MplsM ary RE: HillJ May 10, 2011 02:31 PM

                      It really is great. Last week I was CRAVING beans but it was late in the day so no time for soaking* and cooking beans. I remembered my bargain purchase of red lentils and the sloppy joe recipe. Golly, it was just what I needed. And it's really quick - 20 minutes or so.

                      *I know many others have had luck with quick soaking or not soaking beans. I have not. I'll not waste another 2 pound hill o beans just to toss them.

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                        HillJ RE: MplsM ary May 10, 2011 02:34 PM

                        Lentils are a bit tricky, too much/too little water..took me a while to get them right.
                        This recipe is on my frig to try. Thanks.

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