I follow a lot of blogs and some of them I rarely comment on (if I commented on every blog I follow it would be my full-time job), but will pin their recipes almost daily. Such as Plain Chicken and Jam Hands. Everything they post is like, “Oh that is the most fattening and delicious thing I’ve ever seen. I must make it!” FYI, I really love fattening recipes, especially right now. (And more and more am not loving sweet stuff! To the point that I almost would have rather died than taste the frosting on the last order of cupcakes I made, though I made myself do it to make sure it was good. I couldn’t tell if it was good, I hated it so much. Oh well, fat is better for you than sugar anyway.) This one isn’t fattening, but I won’t hold that against it because it is family friendly. And maybe that’s a better way to classify Ali’s recipes (she has two little girls). I love family friendly too, even if it doesn’t have a pound of butter in it.
I pinned Ali’s Best Ever Sloppy Joes over a year ago and finally made them recently. I have never made them from scratch so I don’t know if this is the best-ever recipe from personal experience, but it sure beats using a canned sauce! Totally delicious. I ate two sloppy joe’s for dinner the night I made this, and Dennis ate the rest of the pan! I think he had at least four! So I guess you could say this is husband-approved. Like I said, family friendly.
*I didn’t serve these with bakery fresh buns, but her instructions to do so reminded me I have an award-winning buns recipe I need to share! Will do that soon!
Best Ever Sloppy Joes
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped green or red bell peppers (I use a small bell pepper)
1/2 cup chopped celery (I used three stalks)
Cook ground beef and chopped onion. Drain fat off meat. Add back to large pan. Add remaining ingredients. Mix. Reduce heat to low and cook 40 minutes. Serve with fresh bakery buns.
Recipe source: Jam Hands