Friday, March 19, 2010

Who's Joe? And Why's He Sloppy? (recipe)

TGIF! This week felt like it had a couple of extra days in it and I'm sooo glad it's over. Tomorrow is my opening day of baseball and I've got an early parade. I want to chill out tonight so mom is letting me make an easy dinner of Sloppy Joes. SJs and a bag of Lay's potato chips, and this guy is ready to go!

Serves 8

Stuff You Need
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion (get out your goggles)
2 pounds of ground beef or ground turkey
1 can of tomato soup (Campbell's condensed style)
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Hamburger buns

Equipment You Need
Cutting board
Large frying pan
Wooden spoon
Bulb syringe or spoon

1. Put olive oil in pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and saute (stir around) for about 3-5 minutes. Onions will start to smell good and get soft...that's how you'll know they are ready.

2. Add ground beef/turkey. Let it brown while chopping it up into little pieces. Remember, the meat will be crammed on a hamburger bun so it needs to be as small as you can get it. When all the pink color is out of the meat, push the meat to one side and tilt the pan. Turn off the stove and drain the liquid using either a bulb syringe or spoon (ask for help for this part since the pan is ridiculously hot).

3. Return the pan to the stove and turn the heat back on to medium. Add all of the other ingredients (except the hamburge buns!). Stir until everything is all mixed up and once it starts to boil, reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. Stir frequently so the bottom doesn't burn.

4. Turn off stove. Open up the hamburger buns and pile the sloppy joe filling as high as you can! Serve with potato chips and some carrots with ranch dressing!

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