Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sloppy Joes

If you've never heard Adam Sandler's Lunch Lady song, go here right now and listen to it. Listen well. You'll want to sing along with me as we cook.

Sloppy Joes, Slop, Sloppy Joes

Okay, enough singing. On to cooking.

This is an easy recipe and SO much better than anything in a can off the shelf. And really, not any more difficult than opening the can and pouring it in.

First, brown the beef and onion, then drain the fat. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Today's tip: If you find yourself without tomato sauce (like I was) you can substitute tomato paste! Simply combine 2 cups of water with a 6 oz can of tomato paste, yielding 2 cups of tomato sauce! Voila!

Reduce the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Here is a skillet of delicious simmering sloppy joes...

You can eat these open face or the traditional "sloppy" way. Either way, they are amazingly delicious.

For more quick meal ideas, visit the Ultimate Recipe Swap, Simple Saturdays, This Week's Cravings, Ingredient Spotlight at Finding Joy in my Kitchen.

Sloppy Joes

1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 T. prepared mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 T. white vinegar
1 8 oz can tomato sauce

Brown beef and onions; drain fat. Add rest of ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns. Serves 4-6.


  1. I love that song...still sing it often, LOL! Thanks for sharing your delicious sloppy joes :D

  2. delicious we have a gentleman at church that makes a wonderful pot of sloppy joes for the youth from time to time

  3. Yummy! We love sloppy joes and I love how simple and easy they are to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! :)

  4. I haven't had a sloppy joe sense elementary school. Such an nostalgic food.


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