Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sloppy Joes



I don't know of anyone who doesn't like a saucy delicious Sloppy Joe. (well, excluding those who choose not to eat meat, of course). They're hearty and comforting and they're great when you need to feed a crowd. Actually, I have to confess, when I was little, I kind of resented the name. I always thought "why isn't called a Sloppy Chris????" SO not fair. But I digress...
Anyway, serve these on fresh bakery rolls. You're family will love 'em!

1 lb ground beef
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar

In a large skillet, brown ground beef, celery and onion. Drain fat.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer covered, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and simmer until it's the consistency you like.

Tip:
You can use this same recipe for a nice twist on nachos or tacos. Just melt some cheese and add some diced jalapeno peppers, or a few dashes of Tabasco sauce. It's smokey spicy and slightly sweet. Delish!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Sloppy Chris?! you must be joking. Everyone knows that I'm the tidy one. A place for everything and everything in it's place......