Thursday, August 12, 2010

Homemade Sloppy Joes.

Super Sloppy Joes Recipe

Super Sloppy Joes Recipe
Photo by: Taste of Home
 
This recipe I got a few years ago from Taste of Home magazine and my family loves it! I have added some of my own changes to the recipe because not everyone has celery or ground mustard on hand. Enjoy!
 
8-10 Servings.
Prep: 15 min.   Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped  (You do not have to use celery...I made it without and it was still delicious)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes (Or you may use low sodium V-8 juice or pureed stewed tomatoes...if you use a little more tomatoes or liquid than what is listed, then that is okay. You don't always have to follow the rules try tweaking the recipe a bit to your liking)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce (I use A-1...YUM!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (If you feel there is too much salt in the recipe already, just use the Garlic Powder instead)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard (If you don't have any ground mustard, just use about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of regular yellow mustard)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 to 10 hamburger buns, split (Try it on an open face whole grain piece of bread or toast)

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
  • Add the next nine ingredients; mix well. Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each bun. Yield: 8-10 servings.
  • TIP:  If you have leftovers, take 1/2 cup measuring cup and scoop some onto a baking sheet covered in wax paper and place the scoops far enough apart from each other so they don't touch. Place in freezer, after an hour or 2 see if they are frozen and place them in a freezer bag or container...label and date. Now you are able to pull out single servings of sloppy joes.  De-thaw in frig. or on low in a covered pot. Heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 306 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 473 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Super Sloppy Joes published in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p27

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