And Happy 4th Annual Sloppy Joe Recipe on Sew You Think You Can Cook Day!
It’s totally a thing. We should make it the world’s longest hash tag. It’s that recognized.
Today’s sloppy joe recipe comes from my grandmother via my aunt. Last year or so, when my aunt finally got a computer, she was introduced to my blog and has been supporting me ever since! When she discovered that, for me, sloppy joes are synonymous with pre-trick-or-treating fare, she immediately sent me an email with Busia’s sloppy joe recipe.
I didn’t get a chance to make them last year as I was in the hospital with my then one-day old. Seriously, how is my Treat a year old already!?
This sloppy joe recipe is as simple and comforting as it gets. It’s on a regular rotation at my aunt’s house and I can definitely see why. She enjoys hers with a slice of American cheese on top.
This recipe makes 6 sandwiches.
Busia’s Sloppy Joes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 C diced onion
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
- 3/4 C ketchup
- 1/2 C water
- 1/4 C lemon juice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- pepper, to taste
- 6 hamburger buns
- sliced American cheese (optional)
- Saute onions in olive oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. When translucent add the ground meat and brown until fully cooked. Drain.
- In a bowl, whisk together the kethcup, water, lemon juice, sugar, vinegar, salt, Worcestershire, chili powde,r and pepper. Add to the cooked, drained meat. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook 20 minutes.
- Serve on hamburger buns. Add American cheese, if desired.