Family Favorite Sloppy Joes
Family Favorite Sloppy Joes are not what I grew up eating. We had Sloppy Joes for dinner about once a month (my brother couldn’t ever remember their name so he called them Messy Bill’s). Because we own a cattle ranch beef was served a lot. There are a lot of ways I love to eat ground beef, but Sloppy Joes wasn’t ever on that list. That is until I tasted these sweet (and just a little tang) Sloppy Joes.
The combination of ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, a little worcestershire sauce, and a splash of vinegar make up the flavors of these Sloppy Joes. They come together quickly and require just a few minutes to simmer.
You’ll definitely want to make a double batch and throw half in the freezer for another night. Not that they take a lot of time to put together, but I love having something I can pull out in the morning and only have to warm up for a home cooked meal on busy days. Or on a day I just don’t feel like cooking!
Start by browning your hamburger with the onion, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring them to a simmer on medium high heat. One mistake you can make with these is not letting them simmer long enough to cook the flour. They will start out an orangish color and as the flour cooks they’ll turn more red. As the flour cooks it will also help thicken up the sauce.
For freezing I like to throw the mix in a freezer zip lock bag. Just make sure you label it! They look very similar to taco meat when frozen.
Perfect to make a large batch for a big crowd also. Simply keep your meat in a crock pot on warm!Print