Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sloppy Joes

I was walking thru the grocery store the other day looking for some inspiration.  Saw the hamburger buns and thought to myself why not make some sloppy joes..  Yummy hamburger creations with lots of  bbq-y (is that a word??? lol)  tomatoey sauce.... with some chopped onions and a little mustard (my husband likes cheese on his..) with macaroni salad and some baked beans and chips... It reminds me of summer.. which in this really cold, snowy, yuckky day I need reminding of..... enjoy

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 green pepper chopped
1 clove garlic
1 t. oil


8oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 T. worchester sauce
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. vinegar
1 t. mustard
1 T. orange marmelade

seasonings ( I used paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes a little seasoned salt & pepper)
Hamburger buns
toppings (optional), chopped onion, mustard & cheese

In large skillet add oil to skillet.  Add chopped onion & green pepper.  Saute for around 4 minutes over medium heat, add ground beef turning up heat to medium high.  When meat is almost done add garlic stirring until fragrant.  If meet is greasy drain meat mixture.  Add sauce ingredients stirring well bring to boil, then turn down heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.  Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.  Serve with buns.


  1. There is nothing better than home-made Sloppy Joes. Yummm-O!! We all need a summer time memory to keep us warm this winter.

  2. These look delicious. My Mom made something similar years ago. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Thanks Angie & Gale :) Come on summertime :)