Morey Sloppy Joe's

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

Let me start by saying, I grew up in a non-Manwich household.  I knew it was from a can, but there was something about that family sitting around the table hunkering down with a Manwich meal that made me feel like I was missing out on life! I just remember those commercials looking so great. Of course, making a Sloppy Joe from scratch is not as easy as opening up a can of Manwich sauce... but I like to believe the taste of making it homemade must be better!

My first Sloppy Joe experience was at one of my girl's soccer games. I have to admit, I'm pretty upset I waited 42 years of my life to try it. Of course, I had to recreate this scrumptious sandwich and make it my own. I topped my sandwich with my Slaw for Everything and had to stop myself from going back for seconds! You must try this as soon as possible! 

    Sloppy Joes

    You'll Need:

      - 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided - 1 large onion, diced - 1 green and red bell pepper, diced - 4 stalks of celery, diced - 3 cloves garlic, minced - 2 pounds ground beef - 2 tablespoons brown sugar - 2 tablespoons Worcestershire - 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar - 15 ounces tomato puree - ½ cup ketchup - ¼ teaspoon ground cloves - ¼ teaspoon thyme - ¼ teaspoon cayenne - Salt and Pepper to taste

    How To:

      1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. 1. Add the onion, bell peppers and celery. Cook for 5 minutes and then add the garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from pan and set aside. 1. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and heat to medium-high. 1. Add the ground beef and brown, breaking apart into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes. 1. After the meat has cooked through add the cooked vegetables back in along with the remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine. 1. Turn the heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes (the longer the better), stirring frequently. 1. Serve immediately on brioche buns with my Everything Slaw on top. Enjoy

        "I first made this recipe back in 2014 and it has been a family favorite ever since. The slaw really added the perfect crunch!" ~Carrie