Sloppy Joes always sound messy, don't they? I'm not sure if giving something so tasty a name like that, is very fair. In my attempt to make "on the go" meals, I am first looking at recipes that my family already enjoys. I thought about how I could make some of these and still take them with us, if need be. Of course, sloppy joes are always best eaten at a table, or a least with a plate in front of you but here's a thought....I am going to prepare sloppy joes the usual way and then try serving them in a pita pocket! I think my family would like that for a change. Here's the recipe that I am preparing today. (No baseball tonight, so we will use buns.) I plan to buy pita bread to have on hand, however. I will post a picture when I do. :)
Often when I make sloppy joes I don't measure anything but add a little ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar to taste. I will give you a "real" recipe here!!! LOL!!
*3 lbs. ground beef
*1 1/2 c. ketchup
*3 T. brown sugar
*2 tsp. dry or regular mustard
*2 T. apple cider vinegar
*2 1/2 tsp. salt (that's quite a bit, use less if desired)
*1/4 tsp. pepper
*1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
*1 can tomato soup
***Brown hamburger. Mix all ingredients and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Fills 20 buns.
This is a great recipe to make and then freeze in portions. When ready to use just reheat and fill buns.
This post is linked to $5 Dollar Dinners, Blessed with Grace and Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.
For a printable version of the this recipe click here.