Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday Afternoon QUICKIE - Super Duper Sloppy Joes

Weekly Reminder: What is a "QUICKIE" anyway?...hmmmmm, found this online: "Very little foreplay, quick finish. Usually 5 minutes, start to finish.." Perfect! Since I've demonstrated how blog challenged I am this year, a speedy, once a week drop-in is JUST what the doctor ordered (wink!).
So clear your calendar, I'm all yours for 5 minutes every Saturday afternoon...rawr

Let's get sloppy!...

The end of Summer Vacation also marks the beginning of the Football Season....
We're all currently sweating in near 100° degree weather, but the first sight of that "pig skin" gets our family looking for any excuse to consume chili, beer-n-cheese soup, chowder of any type and of course, SLOPPY JOES! Whether it's in a slow cooker on a beach camp-out, or straight from your's a delicious and QUICKIE meal.

The "base" recipe for my Super Duper Sloppy Joes is from Food Network, courtesy Rachael Ray.
I'm the ultimate recipe tweaker so my version bends toward our family's preference for mega flavor...

No need to ever open a can again! Do it yourself and do it better :)

Super Duper Sloppy Joes serves 8-10
1 TBL. extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs. ground Bison (lean ground beef or turkey will work also)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (green or red), chopped
2 TBL. red wine vinegar
2 TBL. Worcestershire sauce
1 29 oz. can of tomato sauce
4 TBL. tomato paste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
pinch of salt to taste

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the oil. Add the meat, break it up and begin to brown.
Combine the brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add this mixture to the skillet and combine with the meat. When the meat has browned, add the onions and peppers to the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium and add the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the meat, cook for 5 minutes.
Now, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, BBQ sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and onion powder to the pan. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes (or until desired thickness). Season with salt to taste ~
Using a large spoon, pile Sloppy Joe mixture onto a crusty roll or onion bun..add shredded cheese and enjoy!

Thanks for the QUICKIE (wink!), I'll see ya next week!

1 comment:

Unknown said...


That was a good one...:)


Crickets!!! I'm hearing CRICKETS!!

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