I was watching some cooking show a couple of weeks ago and they were making Sloppy Joe’s. I sent my husband a text and told him to bring home ground beef. I had no clue what else went into making them, I just knew that’s what I wanted for dinner. I looked at a few recipes online, and picked a bit from each, because I really hate using those prepackaged mixes if I can help it.
I had to send my husband a few more texts to get the rest of what I needed, as I kept forgetting things. I do that, I really need to start making lists. You should see me in the grocery store! If you ever see a crazy lady yelling at herself, that’s probably me, because I will be in line to start unloading the groceries and realize I forgot bread, then go get the bread only to realize I should of grabbed buns too, so back I go. If anything grocery shopping is an incredible workout for me.
So, in the end this is the recipe that I concocted and it was a huge hit with all my ‘boys’.
Start off with 1 lbs. of ground beef (we used extra lean), and fry this up till it starts to get nice and crispy.
Here’s the cast of characters (spices): brown sugar, onion powder, chilli powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Let this cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to a sticky, sloppy mess.
** this recipe makes enough for myself and my husband and 2 sons, but it probably could feed more if it weren’t for the fact I have to feed 3 men. It also reheats really well.
1 lbs. ground beef
1 1/4 cup beef broth
3/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. Brown sugar
2 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt
- Fry ground beef until browned and starting to get crispy.
- Add in remaining ingredients (not the hamburger buns though).
- Cook over medium heat until liquids are reduced and thickened to desired consistency.
- Scoop onto hamburger buns and top any way you like (I prefer a slice of cheese)