First of all, my witty-ness for the name of this post makes me laugh.
Second, it’s a really versatile dish and I’ve learned that throughout the last week!
Last week I made sloppy Joes and I haven’t had them in FOREVER! So I thought I’d post the recipe today because I ended up making a lot of meals out of it.
I adapted the recipe from Rachael Ray
(Just because my picture was so horrible.. I took the picture from the website)
1 tbsp EVOO
1 1/4 lbs ground beef
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons-1tbsp steak seasoning blend (I didn’t have this so I used [approximately] 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp onion powder, dried garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, rosemary)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced (take some of the seeds out for less spice)
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
“Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and [jalapeno] peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.”
If you don’t want to use bread, pour the meat onto a sweet potato.
Or… Make stuffed peppers! Mix the sloppy joe mix with 1 cup of cooked white rice. Place the combination into a pepper that has the top chopped off and has been seeded. Pour a little sauce on the bottom of an oven safe pan, place the pepper in the pan, and pour a little sauce over the pepper. Place the pan in a 325 degree oven and cover with tinfoil. Bake for 1 hour.
And there ya go… 3 options for sloppy joes!
Do you like sloppy joes? Have you tried anything besides having it on a bun?