Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Best Sloppy Joes

Okay guys, I must declare that Mel @ Mel's Kitchen Cafe has my heart! Her blog and recipes are to die for. The step by step walk through's make messing up almost impossible. Mel happens to be as sweet as her desserts! Be sure to check out her blog and recipes!!

Tonight's menu consists of Sloppy Joes with a side of corn on the cob! Sounds delicious, right??


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, roughly chopped (1 onion, not a big fan)
2 ½ pounds ground beef (1.5 pounds, deer hamburger) *only cooking for 3 people
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2/3 cup smoky BBQ sauce (or whatever BBQ sauce is in your fridge)
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
8 to 12 potato rolls (regular hamburger buns)

Warning!!! I made a huge mess preparing this meal. Maybe it was just me? But, beware!!!! :)
*the only pictures i took were the final product, sorry!

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until they start to turn translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat, until it is finely crumbled, the liquid boils off and the meat begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Drain the grease off the meat and onions. Stir in the tomato paste, and keep stirring until the meat is coated. Add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, soy sauce, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. You can make the sloppy joe meat up to 2 days in advance and reheat it over low heat or in the microwave.

Wrap the rolls in aluminum foil and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes. Serve the sloppy joes hot with the warmed rolls.

These sloppy joes were by far the best I have ever eaten!! I will for sure make this again, and again, and again!

This corn was a great compliment to my sloppy joes. I boiled them (3 cobs) for approx. 10 minutes, then put them on the grill (wrapped in tin foil with a generous amount of butter) for 10 minutes. Heavenly! 

Hope this recipe makes it on your table very soon! Have a happy Wednesday! 

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