Monday, March 7, 2011

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  We actually had a fairly warm weekend with a lot of rain.  So today I thought I put up a recipe I made last week and yes the picture I am using is mine.  Homemade sloppy joes that gives the stuff in a can a run for its money.  My husband and I usually gage our cooking ability to our youngest daughter, we figure if she likes it, it has to be good.  Since she is very fussy, its very hard to get her to eat much.  She loved this and we did too.  Now I am going to pass the recipe off to you, enjoy!


2 pounds of ground beef or turkey whatever you prefer
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
2 chopped celery stalks
2 garlic cloves ( I used 4 but if you dont like garlic that much use 2)
14 ounce can of mushrooms if you dont like mushrooms leave it out
1 can of tomatoes
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of mustard
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups of ketchup
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of paprika


Grab a large skillet and heat it up add some extra virgin olive oil and throw the veggies in there and the ground beef.  Let them cook together so the flavors all melt together.  Next add all your dried spices.  When your ground beef is cooked add in all your wet stuff like the ketchup and mustards and so on and then add the brown sugar.  Let it all cook for 20 minutes and serve it up. I used extra lean ground beef so I didnt have to drain the meat because there was very little fat to it anyway.  If you are using a less lean meat you might want to drain it before you add any spices or sauce to it.  I got this recipe from Atticus 9799 on youtube.  She has some great ideas you guys should check out her videos.  She also does a lot of canning and tips on gardening.  At any rate this recipe is very delicious and I hope you all try this.  Until tomorrow my friends live, laugh and love.

This is what it looks like all plated up.

Hat tip to my husband Toby for taking all the photos for this recipe and others that are soon coming.

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