Last night, we were supposed to have Pork Chops and Apples - but we had a change of plans and had sloppy joe's instead. This recipe came from my husband's best friend - and it is probably the best sloppy joe recipe I've ever had. I'm thankful, and so is my family, that he was willing to share the recipe with us. Even better, it's easy.
I did adjust this recipe, as my kids - yes my kids - thought the original recipe was too sweet. So, don't be afraid to play with the amount of ingredients to find the right balance that is satisfying to your palette. But, here is what I put together, and it was a winner for this family of five :-)
Sloppy, Sloppy Joe's
Adapted recipe by Kitchen Groovy
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 C ketchup
1 can tomato soup
2 T white vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard
3 T light brown sugar
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 C diced onion
Brown beef and onion. Add remaining ingredients, simmer about 45 minutes. Serve on buns with dill pickles, if desired.
I like to eat mine open faced, with a fork.
Everyone else likes to eat theirs like a real sandwich. Either way, it's goooooddd.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy
Enjoy and live with gusto!