A Perfect 10 😉
This meal I made once for Cookies when he was exceptionally homesick. I looked on allrecipes.com for something that is very american and is not hamburgers 😉 sorry for that 0_o Cookies is master in making hamburgers, yummy! So, I was looking and then in the second place I found this funny name for a meal SLOPPY JOES. Thought it’s hilarious then I read the recipe and… found it awesomely easy to make. I prepared it one day when Cookies was out and as a good wifey I was waiting for him with the dinner. Seeing his face after I put it in front of him… was priceless 😉 I believe he had tears in his eyes and screamed flapping his arms in the air OMG SLOPPY JOES!!! YOU MADE ME SLOPPY JOES!!! OMG SLOPPY JOES!!! AAAAAAA!!! Really I didn’t really know it was such a big deal, but I was pleased with his reaction very much!!
I make it now and then with my little tweak (wouldn’t be myself 0_o), original recipe didn’t call for chilli pepper – I thought it will be a nice addition to this sweet/sour flavour. Of course I know my American Friends have their own recipes for sloppies, how we call them in the Mullen Household. If you do something different, feel free to share your way!
Ah, and nooo… it’s not diet… it’s very far away from diet 😉 but… I think we can sin from time to time.
Ingredients for 5 Sloppy Joes
40 dag ( 1lb ) lean beef
1 medium red onion
1 medium pepper (I had white one, but any will do)
1 medium chilli pepper
125ml good ketchup (I had Hellmans Napoli, but I think Krzepki Radek would be awesome!)
3 tbsp yellow mustard
2 tsp brown sugar – very important!
3 tbsp oil
pinch of garlic powder
salt and black pepper
10 dag shredded soft cheese
5 buns of your choice – I couldn’t buy graham buns today, so it’s even less diet then it could be 😉
Dice onion, pepper and chilli into small cubes. Heat oil, toss onion, after 30s of stirring add pepper and chilli, fry another minute stirring. Add beef and brown all together. When meat is not pinkish anymore mix in ketchup, mustard, sugar and garlic powder. Check if there is need for salt and pepper. Lower the heat, cover and keep stewing for another 10-15 min. Stir from time to time, to make sure it won’t burn. Cut buns in half, but not to the end, open it wide and push the soft part trying to make little hole. Add 3 tbsp of hot mixture on the bun – no need to be particular, it’s sloppy 😉 add some shredded cheese and cover with the other part of the bun. Serve immediately! I chose to eat it with sour pickle, which Cookies wouldn’t touch but I think it fits perfectly.
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. I forgot to say Cookies rated it a perfect 10 😉 hehehe bastard!