Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joe, Sloppy, Sloppy Joe. Every time we make Sloppy Joes, this Adam Sandler SNL skit gets stuck in my head. I can’t stop singing it as I write this post. It’s a good thing I like Sloppy Joes huh?

These are a summer classic at our house. I usually try to double the recipe and freeze half of it so I have a quick and easy dinner on those busy summer days.

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We have to have chips when we make Sloppy Joes too. It’s almost like Peanut Butter and Jelly. They just go together.

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I always thought you had to have a mix or a can to make Sloppy Joes. These are super easy and don’t take much time at all. My kids don’t love green peppers or onions so I don’t always put them in and it tastes just fine without them. If you really want to jazz it up, you can add a slice of cheese on top.

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Sloppy Joes

½ Onion, Diced (optional)
½ Green Pepper, Diced (optional)
1 lb. Ground Beef
¾ cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Mustard
½ tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
¼ cup Water
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
Hamburger Buns

1-Make sure you have all your ingredients and clean your work area.
2-With the help of an adult, cut the onion and pepper into small dices.
3-Add them to a large frying pan. Cook them until they are softened a little.
4-Add the raw ground beef and cook until it’s cooked all the way through. I like to use this little tool to break up the ground beef.
5-After it’s cooked, I like to drain the fat and rinse the meat. It gets rid of a lot of the extra fat.
6-Put the ground beef back in the pan and add the rest of the ingredients and stir it well. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. If you don’t have 20 minutes for it to simmer you can take it off early, it just might be a little more runny.
7-Clean up the mess.
8-Once it’s done simmering, carefully spoon some onto your hamburger buns.
9-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!

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