August 18, 2008

Sloppy Joes! Perfect Fall Meal!

*Updated this post to add a photo of the Sloppy Joe's.  

It's the first day of school! Well, at least in our little corner of the world it is. A little too soon for my tastes... I love that school started after Labor Day when we lived in Minnesota, but a new state, new town and new rules. They start early here. Hand in hand with school bags, Fall weather, school buses and new pencils goes the old standby; Sloppy Joes. I am using a mixture of ground beef and turkey but you use what YOU and your family like! Remember; I expect you to play around with recipes and have fun! A little of this, a little of that - more or less depending on your tastes.

I have mine simmering on the stove right now (photo above) and I'm going to be starting the dough for homemade buns in just a bit. How about it? Are you up for sloppy joes tonight? You can make them in about 15 minutes and serve on store bought buns for a quick and easy kids meal!

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef
3/4 lb. ground turkey
1/2 large onion, diced
4 T chili powder
6 T bbq sauce (I used 6 T ketchup with 6 t yellow mustard)
1 t Worcestershire sauce
1 c ketchup
2 T sugar
1 c milk
4 t vinegar
1 1/2 T flour
salt and pepper

Brown the ground beef and turkey with the diced onion. Add the rest of the spices and simmer 5 minutes. Serve on buns. Goes great with a side of chips, french fries and corn.Print Friendly and PDF