Friday, May 9, 2014

Grandma's Sloppy Joes {Foodie Friday)

They say that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich will take you back to your childhood. But for me it's these sloppy joes.
My husband grew up on Manwich. I grew up on this. Sadly once we got married we were eating Manwich because that's what the hubby liked. I longed for some of these. I finally remembered to get a copy of the actual recipe from my mom. If you ask her how to make it, she will say 'add some ketchup, add some mustard. I don't measure it." Thanks. thanks a lot. So I managed to get my hands on the recipe. Hand written in my grandmother's handwriting even. A keepsake for sure. 

So if you are looking for a quick weeknight meal with some things you probably already have on hand, make this. you won't regret it. And you might make some new memories with your family too.

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Grandma's Sloppy Joes


1 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 table spoon vinegar
8 soft hamburger buns


1. Heat a dutch oven or medium sized skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion and green peppers and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat until browned and the vegetables are and tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the salt and pepper, and cook, 1 minute. Drain the fat from the pan if necessary. Reduce the heat to low.
2. Add the ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar to the meat and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer. 

1 comment:

  1. Your Sloppy Joe's looks so good! One of my favorite comfort foods! This is making me hungry right now!!!