Sloppy Joe Recipe

Looking for a perfect sandwich or rather something less divine? Check out this Sloppy Joe recipe that will make someone’s day any time!

Sloppy-joe-recipe-2-SunCakeMomLiving a carefree life is something many of us is aspiring for, but in reality, few of us would really enjoy for a long time.

Afterall, purpose is what gives meaning to our life, gets us up in the morning, navigates us through the day and keeps us going into the afternoon traffic back home.

Without clearly defined goals, we can’t set standards nor targets to reach, which makes it impossible to measure progress therefore adjust our actions accordingly.

It’s like asking granny about a recipe she does so well only to receive a pitying stare with a hardly veiled smile while she is explaining that the thing has no recipe, and one has to follow her heart making it.

Of course, when we try to cook following our feelings and intuitions, we quickly realize that when she said that “it has no recipe” didn’t mean that she just throws things together randomly with a handful of granny dust but only that she doesn’t have the recipe written down.

Once we cook with her and able to measure all the ingredients, we immediately realize that the secret  is not special flour or the dead skin cells that get into the dough while kneading by hand but exact measurements, temperature, and air humidity.

This is why setting goals is the most important step of any long-term lifestyle change, like dieting, exercising or studying too. Once the goals are set, we can measure how far we are from it and calculate the necessary actions to reach it.

More importantly thus approach allows us to adjust the course of our actions, once we realize something is not going according to plans which is impossible if we just sloppily throw together things with a vague idea about what we’d like to achieve.

Sure, we can score some hits as we do when cooking in the rough but cultivating long term success needs nurturing consistency not just once or twice but times and times again until its ripe for harvest.

Sloppy Joe is sandwich consisting of ground beef prepared with onions, some sort of tomato sauce and various other seasoning then filled into a hamburger bun.

It’s origin most likely roots in the loose meat, also known as tavern sandwiches sold in the 1930’ Sioux city, Iowa. Tavern sandwiches are remarkably similar to hamburgers with the notable difference that the meat is not formed into a patty but cooked loose, hence the name “loose meat” or “loosemeat”.

The name “tavern sandwich” comes from a restaurant “Ye Olde Tavern” that specialized in loosemeat sandwiches, exploring the unknown and presenting the best of it for the wider audience.

According to legend, Joe was one of the chefs in Ye Olde Tavern and the tomato-soaked ground meat was his specialty. As of today, no one came to claim to be that specific Joe or deny its existence, thus we can take this as the true origin story of the dish.

With or without Joe, Sloppy Joes were soon picked up by other restaurants in the area then producing them for the masses by food companies weren’t far behind either. The 60’ was Sloppy Joe prime time as it reached into even the smallest corners of the States without much help from social media influencers.

Luckily, perfecting our own Sloppy Joe won’t take nearly as long as losing a couple of pounds or getting a college degree since it only needs a couple of ingredients to stir one together and even if we fail to get it perfect the first time with a bit of love, it will be just fine.Sloppy-joe-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons / 30g Cooking oil
  • 2 medium / 250g Onion (diced)
  • 6 cloves / 18g Garlic (finely diced)
  • 2 lb/ 1000g Ground beef
  • 1 medium / 100g Italian pepper (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons / 30g Mustard (Dijon is generally sugar free)
  • 3 tablespoons / 54g Tomato paste
  • 1 cup / 250g Tomato sauce
  • 1 cup / 250g Water
  • 2 teaspoons / 4g Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons / 10g Salt
  • 1 teaspoon / 3g Black pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Check out how to make: Bread Rolls Recipe

How to make Sloppy Joe

    1. Heat oil to high then sauté (stir-fry) the diced onion until glassy / translucent look,  about 3 – 5 minutes.
    2. Add finely diced or crushed garlic then sauté until it gets fragrant, about 1 – 3 minutes.Onion-glassy-translucent-garlic-gp-SunCakeMom
    3. Add ground beef and sauté until no pink is visible and it is completely browned, about 5 – 10 minutes.Ground-beef-onion-skillet-brown--gp--1-SunCakeMom
    4. Throw in the chopped Italian pepper, mustard, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, paprika, salt, black pepper and any optional hot sauce or spices.Ground-beef-onion-tomato-paste-green-pepper-mustard-skillet-brown--gp--1-SunCakeMom
    5. Mix well, put the lid on then bring it to boil.Ground-beef-onion-green-pepper-tomato-sauce-skillet-brown--gp--1-SunCakeMom
    6. Lower the heat to medium low then let it simmer until about ¼ of the liquid evaporates and the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Placing the lid halfway on may speed up the reduction process but the longer we cook the beef, the better taste it will have. Cooking true Bolognese Sauce for 4 hours is not a coincidence. Let the sauce cool somewhat then it’s ready t0 be filled into rolls.

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Enjoy!Sloppy-joe-recipe-1-SunCakeMom

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Sloppy Joe Recipe

Looking for a perfect sandwich or rather something less divine? Check out this Sloppy Joe recipe that will make someone's day any time!
Course Main Course, Meal
Cuisine American, Dairy free, Gluten free, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 277kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 2 medium Onion diced
  • 6 cloves Garlic finely diced
  • 2 lb Ground beef
  • 1 medium Italian pepper diced
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Dijon is generally sugar free
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Check out how to make Bread Rolls Recipe

Instructions

  • Heat oil to high then sauté (stir-fry) the diced onion until glassy / translucent look, about 3 - 5 minutes.
    Onion-glassy-translucent-garlic-diced-skillet-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  • Add finely diced or crushed garlic then sauté until it gets fragrant, about 1 - 3 minutes.
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  • Add ground beef and sauté until no pink is visible and it is completely browned, about 5 - 10 minutes.
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  • Throw in the chopped Italian pepper, mustard, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, paprika, salt, black pepper and any optional hot sauce or spices.
    Ground-beef-onion-tomato-paste-green-pepper-mustard-skillet-brown--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix well, put the lid on then bring it to boil.
    Ground-beef-onion-green-pepper-tomato-sauce-skillet-brown--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  • Lower the heat to medium low then let it simmer until about ¼ of the liquid evaporates and the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Placing the lid halfway on may speed up the reduction process but the longer we cook the beef, the better taste it will have. Cooking true Bolognese Sauce for 4 hours is not a coincidence. Let the sauce cool somewhat then it's ready t0 be filled into rolls.
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Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 277kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) | Protein: 17g (34%) | Fat: 21g (32%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg (21%) | Sodium: 695mg (30%) | Potassium: 418mg (12%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 297IU (6%) | Vitamin C: 10mg (12%) | Calcium: 33mg (3%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

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