Call me weird, but I’ve about decided that Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite things to eat. I know – it’s just this spoonful of messy meat on a bun. But I love it.
They are just so simple to make and easy to eat, and they have such good flavor. I love making them for lunch. They freeze well. They reheat easily. Ah, Sloppy Joes…what’s not to love?
2 lbs ground meat (beef, turkey, venison or lamb)
2 T. minced onion
1 cup ketchup (I’m experimenting with making my own ketchup, but in the meantime I love this brand.)
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon worchestershire sauce
sea salt to taste
Brown meat and onion together. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Allow mixture to simmer in the skillet for a few minutes.
We love Sloppy Joes served on these homemade buns. Shucks, I like them without a bun. Sloppy Joe in a bowl! Yum!
Just about everytime I serve Sloppy Joes, my kids ask me why they are called sloppy joes. Who was this Joe character? Was he a sloppy kind of a guy?
Anybody know the reason behind the name of this dish? Even if you don’t…do you feel like making something up? Anything’s better than what I’ve got (which is “I dunno.”).