Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Super Sloppy Joes

I have been REALLY in the mood for a sloppy joe lately. So, I dug up this recipe from the Rachael Ray show cause it sounded yummy when I did my Internet search. For a short cut (even though sloppy joes are pretty dang easy in the first place), I just buy the seasoning packets that they sell in grocery store and if you really want to be a little kid again, go ahead and throw a Kraft single or slice of cheddar on there and let it melt. Some people just use ketchup instead of tomato paste and tomato sauce. I actually prefer the sauce and paste more. Enjoy!

Super Sloppy Joes
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray Show
Back in the Day

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.


Missy said...

that sounds really damn good right now.

mrs.dash said...

i made these before, i actually have the book that they came from, and like most RR recipes, they taste better when you let it simmer for an additional 1/2 hour or so. the sloppy joes of my youth were always simmered until they were uniform in color. old habit die hard.

mrs.dash said...

um, habits? i have more than one. grammar, humpf!