Side dishes prepared.
Best quality ground beef in the fridg readied for burgers on the grill.
Bags of hamburger rolls on the counter.
And on the day of your barbecue, it doesn’t just rain, it storms.
What to do? Make the best of it. You’ve got the ingredients. Throw a Sloppy Joe Party!
The generational All American favorite, Sloppy Joe’s pare well with all of your barbecue side dishes and provide a creative way to transition your ready purchased ingredients and simply move the gathering indoors.
Relax and Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 long red hot pepper, seeds and pith removed, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 3-5 shakes Worcestershire sauce
- couple shakes Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 good pinches coarse kosher salt, plus more to taste at finish
- few or more pepper-mill grinds cracked black pepper
- 8 soft round Potato Rolls (I use Martin's) or soft hamburger rolls
- On medium heat cook ground beef in a large sized skillet.
- Tumble in the onions, garlic, red pepper, cook until just softened around 3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, stir in the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, Tabasco, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Simmer mixture around twenty minutes until flavors have blended well together with a tangy hint.
- Taste and check seasoning adding a pinch or more salt according to your preference.
- Spoon mixture onto rolls and serve hot straight away.
This recipe yields around 10 Sloppy Joe's if using smaller sized soft rolls. Any leftover Sloppy Joe mixture freezes well. Keep warm in a slow cooker if serving as an alternative to an outdoor barbecue.