Friday, August 19, 2016

Time for Something a Little Sloppy

Here are two new Sloppy Joe recipes for you. We have two old favorites (Sloppy Joe's and Sloppy Giuseppe's), which you can find here. Oh, and here's a debate for you call them Sloppy Joe's, or Sloppy Joes? Darned apostrophe. I have found it both ways online (even on Food Network), so I think both ways are considered accurate, but it drives me a little crazy just the same. Are they Joe's sandwiches? Or is the sandwich itself named "Joe" and used in the plural form? There's a little grammar conundrum for you.

Sloppy Joe's with Ground Beef and Sausage


1 1/2 pounds ground chuck or round
1/2 pound ground bulk pork sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, homemade or purchased
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons grill seasoning for beef, such as Weber's Gourmet Burger Seasoning or a Steak Seasoning Blend
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef and pork sausage with the onion, celery, and bell pepper until the ground meats are no longer pink.

Add ketchup, barbecue sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and seasonings to the browned meat. Bring to a simmer and turn to low.

Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Toast the buns, if desired, and spoon the meat mixture over the buns.

Source: I don't know where this one came from. I will have to find out where my mom got the recipe from!

Notes: This was really good. Just your nice, classic Sloppy Joe.


My Favorite Sloppy Joe's


1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup dried minced onion
3 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or more to taste
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup beef broth
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until meat is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease. Mix ketchup, dried onion, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoke flavoring, and garlic into beef, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved.

Stir beef broth into beef mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Source:, submitted by Alissa. You can find it here.

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