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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On-the-Go Sloppy Joes

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!!

Sloppy Joes
*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.
Here is the On-the-Go version, I said I would post!  Mmm!  I bought Tasty Onion flavored Kangaroo Pita Pockets and they went well with the sloppy joe flavor!  By the way, I made it without the tomato soup and the worcestershire sauce.  It still tasted great!  :)
This post is linked to $5 Dollar Dinners, Blessed with Grace and Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

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