Sloppy Joes – an old favorite

I started making Sloppy Joes again this summer after about 15 years of never making them. I think it was hard for me to get over the fact that I couldn’t have it on a bun anymore. I mean, isn’t that what makes a Sloppy Joe great?

A couple of months ago I pulled out the old reliable Betty Crocker, which has a basic recipe for just about anything basic you want to make. I did her Sloppy Joe recipe and was pleasantly surprised. I used chipolte powder and Worchestershire sauce for the seasoning, and yum it’s good! I just pile it on the plate with some guacamole and raw cheese on the side and it’s a great meal. Doesn’t mean I miss the bread, sniff, sniff. This is a great, quick meal that tastes good any time of the year. The only thing Betty didn’t answer for me is: Who is Joe, and why is he so Sloppy?

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion
1 red bell pepper
1 can tomato sauce
1 tbsp. chipolte powder
1 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
salt to taste

Start browning the meat in a skillet. Do not drain fat. Chop onions and pepper and add to browning meat. Add salt and chipolte powder and stir. When meat is done browning, add tomato sauce and Worchestershire. Simmer on medium 15 minutes to give the flavors time to mix. Simmer on low for 10 more minutes.



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