Friday, May 30, 2008

World's Greatest Sloppy Joes

My wife made one of my family's perennial favorites for dinner tonight - Sloppy Joes. These are no ordinary Sloppy Joes, mind you. We don't do Manwich or any other tomato-based sauce. I am going to share the recipe with you tonight. I am at least a third-generation benefactor of this recipe, if not fourth.

With no further ado, here it is:

  • Ground Beef
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Brown Sugar

That's all it takes. Just mix the ingredients together on your stove, seasoning to taste. The idea is for a sweet and bold tangy flavor. The tangy mustard and Worcestershire sauce counterbalance the sweeter ketchup and brown sugar, which makes for a sweet and spicy glaze. Add to a hamburger bun or white bread (or if you must be healthy, whole grain wheat bread), slather with mustard, and you are ready to go. My wife loves Bread and Butter Pickles, so she always adds those and some red onions. She tends to improve upon the family staples.

That's all there is to it. Enjoy.


4 comments:

LizzyT said...

Sounds good!

Vixen said...

That sounds really excellent. We have the *manwich* type all the time and this sounds much tastier to me. Thanks for sharing it.
Vix
http://vixensden.com

Vixen said...

That sounds really excellent. We have the *manwich* type all the time and this sounds much tastier to me. Thanks for sharing it.
Vix
http://vixensden.com

Kati said...

I do improve upon the family recipes don't I?! :) Glad you approve!