Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sloppy joe bake

Who doesn't love sloppy joes... with all their yummy, drippy sauce.  I make them with ground beef, ground turkey and chicken.. all different ways... We love them. So why not make sloppy joe's with a cornbread crust even more yummy. 

You can make them with any kind of ground meat, pork, beef, chicken or turkey.  It all works.  Even half beef & sausage is delicious.

You can leave out the onion & green pepper if you don't like it, or add extra or different color peppers.  I topped ours with shredded cheese, totally optional.   As always however you make it , do it soon.. Enjoy

Sloppy joe bake

1 lb ground beef (or turkey etc)
1 small onion chopped
1 small green pepper chopped
1 can tomato soup
1 small can tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 T vinegar (I used balsamic(
1 T mustard
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
splash of Worchester sauce
2 boxes of jiffy corn bread mix (batter prepared as directed on box)
shredded cheese of your choice (I used cheddar & parmesan)

**seasonings of your choice, I used garlic & onion powder, paprika, chili powder, thyme, cumin, seasoned salt & pepper.

Cook meat, peppers and onion (add seasonings too) until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are soft (if you have alot of grease drain it out.  Add tomato soup & sauce, ketchup, vinegar, mustard , water & brown sugar and bring to a rapid boil on stove top.  While the meat mixture is boiling I mix the corn bread batter according to the box directions.

 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a oven safe sprayed dish, add the boiling meat mixture spreading into an even layer.  Carefully pour the cornbread batter over the top of the meat mixture spreading as evenly as possible.  Bake for around 30 minutes (insert a toothpick into the top) and as long as it comes out clean it's done, remove from oven. Cut into squares, and flip upside down (with the cornbread on the bottom) and spoon any remaining sloppy joe mixture over the top.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve.  Enjoy