Friday, September 08, 2006

Sloppy Joes

For some reason, our grocery shopping has gotten all out of whack. I haven't been able to take my list and buy everything I need for a week. All of the decent grocery stores are 20 miles away, so its no small thing to go and do all my shopping. I've just been running to our local store (which is pretty limited) every day to get whatever I think I might need. What happens as a result is that I'm making a lot of those stand-by recipes that I just throw together, without measuring.

Thats what these sloppy joes are. Just put in what tastes good and let it cook. No measurements. I'm sure you have done this too, so I'm guessing I'm not really inspiring anyone here. I'm just showing you what I made.

Sometimes I add my own secret ingredient: crushed pineapple! It just mixes right in and adds a nice sweet flavor. I didn't have any on hand, so I didn't do it this time, though.

I like cole slaw with my sloppy joes. I eat it right on it, with the bun. I'm the only weirdo in the family who does this, though.

Sloppy Joes

ground beef, about 1.5 lbs
onions, minced
garlic, minced
green pepper, diced
ketchup, a couple long squirts
worcestershire sauce, about 2 tablespoons
mustard (small amount),maybe 1-2 teaspoons
barbeque sauce, a few dollops

In a skillet, saute the ground beef and drain off excess fat. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes. When the onion is translucent, add the ketchup, worcestershire sauce, mustard, and barbeque sauce. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently, and adding a little water if the mixture gets to thick.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wierdo?? My whole clan eats slaw on the joe! It's good! :-)