Budget Cooking...Comfort & Gourmet!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sloppy Joe from SCRATCH

Evoking warm childhood memories, this is an inexpensive comfort food & family favorite.

Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand.

Saute fresh vegetables

Brown the meat

Soft Potato Bread is ESSENTIAL



1/2 of each red & yellow bell pepper seeded & chopped
1 large yellow onion chopped
3 garlic cloves pressed
2 lbs ground meat (turkey, chicken or 80/20 beef)
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp paprika
1 8oz cans tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp sea salt or lawry's seasoning (optional)
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1/3 cup sugar (optional)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


1. Heat saute pan
2. Add oil
3. Lower heat
4. Saute peppers, onions & pressed garlic
5. Cook until onions are translucent
6. Remove from pan
7. Brown meat
8. Add seasonings
9. Replace veggies to pan
10. Add sauce & tomatoes
11. Add sugar and vinegar
12. Stir
13. Simmer on low for 15 minutes or until reduced to the desired thickness of sauce
14. Serve on potato bread hamburger rolls or over fluffy rice.

Here is the link to a Vegetarian Recipe


Damion009 said...

man that makes me hungry!

1xellus1 said...

thanks for commenting Damion. :O)

Mz. More said...

Boy does this bring back memories. I just picked up some Manwich while grocery shopping tonight as my son has never had it. That will surely be a fun meal for him!

1xellus1 said...

aw, i'm sure he'll love it! i remember being frustrated as a kid b/c it was so messy. LOL