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I used to be terrified of sloppy joes. It's true. When I was a little girl, I got it in my head that sloppy joes were demons, and that if I ate them I'd become possessed and die.
Okay, listen. I know that sounds crazy. But thanks to my best friend Becky, who was a strong Baptist, demon possession was among the largest of my childhood fears. Becky and I thought my parents' basement was possessed, she thought magazine was possessed, and I, in turn, came to believe sloppy joes—yes, the
I've since come to see the light. I've made my peace with sloppy joes. And Becky's made her peace with magazine. We've both grown a lot in our faith.
There's absolutely nothing gourmet or fancy (or demonic) about these sloppy joes, and the balance of ingredients is just right! I like to grill the buns, but you don't have to. This is the perfect !
What exactly is a sloppy joe?
It's just a thick, slightly sweet, tangy meat sauce that you put between two buns and eat like a sandwich—a simple, easy, that everyone loves!
What is the sloppy joe sauce made of?
It's made with ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, chili powder, garlic, dry mustard, and a little Tobasco (if you want). That sauce coats the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper to make the filling.
What's a good side dish with sloppy joes?
Serve with just a sack of kettle cooked potato chips, or make something cool, fresh, and crunchy like or . or would be terrific too!