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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 06:29 PM
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Makin' Sloppy Joes!
Here's the ingredients:

* 1 lb extra lean ground beef
* 1/2 cup chopped celery
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1/4 cup green pepper
* 8 oz tomato sauce
* 1/4 cup ketchup
* 1 tbs vinegar
* 1 tbs sugar
* 1 tsp worcestshire
* 1 tsp salt
* 1/8 tsp pepper

Am I missing anything? Am I the best househusband ever?
:bounce:
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 06:37 PM
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1. mmmmmmmmm
I haven't had a sloppy joe in years!

What time should I be there? I'll bring my own spoon.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 06:41 PM
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2. yes you are
a good husband


good cook too
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 06:43 PM
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3. got buns?
:)
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 06:54 PM
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4. You're the best.
How 'bout a drop or two of BBQ sauce in the filling, and toast the buns with a bit of garlic butter for character.
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 09:30 PM
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11. Toasting the buns
is a lovely idea! And may help keep them from getting soggy too fast.

However, I would rather see him use liquid smoke and a tsp or less of honey.

P.S. have you considered 8-10 fennel seeds, crushed; or a pinch of cumin? (gives it that 'chili' taste without being quite as hot as the chili powder)
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 12:17 PM
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14. I Love Cumin Too...
Sometimes I'll add it to "Manwich" mix for a "Taco-Bell" kind of taste.

I know, I know... Manwich... don't even bother to flame me. I know, already.

-- Allen
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 07:15 PM
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5. Ah! The greatest sandwich ever!
You appear to be using the standard recipe out of any cookbook(the worcestershire sauce being the give away).

Here's my (mom's) recipe

1 lb hamburger leanness immaterial
brown hamburger, crumble into pieces while browning

drain grease

couple shakes LAWREY'S seasoning

stir til uniform coating of seasoning

HEINZ 57 ketchup - squirt until mixture is red but NOT enough to make it runny

stir

FRENCH'S mustard - squirt enough in to make mixture orange

stir

scoop mixture to a ring leaving an empty spot in center, add OPEN PIT BBQ sauce to center, stir, add brown sugar to center BBQ sauce, stir this until it turns dark brown

stir hamburger and BBQ/brown sugar mix thoroughly

let simmer for the time it takes to put ingredients away

serve hot with chips for picking up what WILL fall out!

Enjoy!

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ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 07:36 PM
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6. Absolutely must have some chili powder in it
'Nuff said.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 11:00 AM
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12. Good Catch! I can't believe I forgot that part.
Edited on Fri Sep-05-03 11:01 AM by FoeOfBush
Don't use the prepackaged sloppy joe seasoning, use the one for chili
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 07:46 PM
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7. Celery?
In sloppy joes? :thumbsdown:
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 08:01 PM
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8. I use Manwhich
but I'll try yours. I also might add cole slaw, melteld cheddar cheese, those onion things in a can, and maybe mustard. It sure is good when you're in a rush. I prefer ground sirloin or chuck, that lowfat meat sticks to the pan and it's tasteless. Thanks.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 08:08 PM
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9. Yeah
I lied about the meat. As grandma always said, "fat's where the flavor is"....

And: Lawry's rules.
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 08:19 PM
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10. Garlic
an essential ingredient at my house.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 11:13 AM
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13. Update
...Because I know every DUer was sitting around, wondering "how did Robb's Sloppy Joes turn out?!?" :eyes:

Anyhoo. Lawry's instead of salt. Skipped the vinegar in favor of a little white wine. Skipped the sugar. Added a dash of cayenne. Left out the celery in favor of celery seeds (quickly toasted beforehand). Organic green peppers from the last farmer's market of the season, cooked for a few minutes in the meat fat with the onions, then drained (a little). Full 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce, and everything else, and simmered forever.

Wound up melting a bit of butter in a pan, dropping in some minced garlic (minced with a knife, try to never use the squeezy thing), and toasting the buns in the pan.

Absolutely the best ever. The shiraz wasn't bad either, although it was a departure from our "only drink French wine" grass-roots action. :)
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