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Sloppy Joes.
« on: February 04, 2012, 09:38:45 AM »
Here's a recipe from the venerable 1973 edition of 'The Joy of Cooking'.

Sauté in
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1/2 C minced onion
1/2 C chopped green pepper with seeds and membranes removed

Cook until translucent.  Add
1 1/2 pound ground beef

Cook and stir until meat is lightly browned. Add
1/2 C chopped mushrooms
2 to 4 Tbsp of Chili sauce or catsup. 

Cook until all is hot

serve on warmed buns.

A similar recipe from the equally venerable Betty Crocker cookbook  includes

3 Tbsp of brown mustard
1 can condensed chicken gumbo soup.

I would suggest that the first is a good idea.  I would not consider the second to be a good idea.

Yield for the recipe is 8 sandwiches.


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Re: Sloppy Joes.
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 11:25:57 AM »
That sounds great, but its way to complicated for my kitchen.  Here's my recipe, similar to one I saw in a cookbook written for starving college students many years ago.

Ground beef, enough to make 1 hamburger (1/8 to 1/4 lb) - crumble in frying pan, fry, pour off grease.

Ketchup and barbeque sauce, about equal volumes, add to beef until its a little to thin to be a sloppy joe (probably 1/4 to 1/2 cup of each).

Garlic powder and/or onion powder and/or tabasco sauce, to taste.

Stir well.  Simmer until its thick enough to suit you.  Spoon over a bun or toasted bread heels or into a pita bread or whatever bread you have on hand. 


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Re: Sloppy Joes.
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 11:56:40 AM »

I think we can do what fans of model railroading call a 'kit-bash'.

We take a bit of your recipe and a bit of mine.  Almost anything you want to do with it can work. 

It all sounds good and, boy and Am I getting hungry for a Sloppy Joe.