Saturday, April 14, 2012

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

We are a sloppy joe lovin' family!  We love it any time of the year, but especially during the spring and summer just says summer to us.  I used to buy the mix in the can until I came across Misty's recipe on her blog, Bake Me Away.  The first time I made it, I was skeptical because of the lemon juice but it adds to the flavor and makes it so much better than any canned sauce.  We love to eat our joes on toasted buttery buns along with cheese slices (I like two) and lots of pickles.  


Sloppy Joes
{adapted from the original recipe by Misty/Bake Me Away}
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • hamburger buns
  • optional: cheese slices, pickles

  1. In a large pot, brown meat and onion.
  2. While meat is browning, stir together the ketchup, water, lemon juice, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard.
  3. When meat is cooked, add sauce and stir until combined.
  4. Simmer on medium-low for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve on buns with a slice of cheese if desired.
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  1. Just printed this and am going to try this. thanks for the post andi

  2. I have never put cheese or pickles on a Sloppy Joe but seeing that ooey-gooey cheese makes me want to! Yummy looking Joe's!

  3. They look sloppy, but oh so good! I love the addition of cheese! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. I LOVE sloppy joes, I'm going to make these!! Pinning this!!


  5. Wende, I am sure my family would love these. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  6. Hi Wende,
    Oh my, and all that cheese, this looks sooooo good! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. That looks like a great recipe. Sloppy Joe's is a family favorite!

  8. Thanks so much for linking up this delicious recipe @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)