Once you make this Easy Homemade Sloppy Joe’s recipe you won’t want to go back to anything else. Top the sandwich with fried onion rings and serve on a sweetened honey bun. This sloppy joes recipe can be made with ground turkey or beef.
Sloppy Joe’s sandwiches and tater tots are a classic childhood combination that I still make well within my 30’s. Since I have read books like “Skinny Bitch” and several others, I have been particularly wary of processed foods. But, I know sometimes if you want something quick they’re hard to avoid. Yet in still, I have been on a mission on making everything I can from scratch to avoid as much Red 40’s and artificial stuff that no one can ever pronounce as much as possible. When it comes to sloppy Joes, this was a dish that was a priority.
How to make Sloppy Joes
Looking at the ingredient list for this recipe, I know it can seem a bit overwhelming. Believe me, I do. But there are a few recipes on my blog my friends that require a few more ingredients than you may normally see on my blog. In the case of this sloppy joes recipe, it’s okay. Everything you need to make this dish you may already have in your pantry is cheap to purchase, and the seasonings are something you will definitely use again. Trust me! Now that is out the way, let’s get into it.
This sloppy joes sauce puts your premade sloppy joes mixes to shame. You can definitely taste a difference. In this recipe, you will find some red wine, vinegar, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, onions, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and (an added touch by me) some Liquid Smoke. All of which you will definitely need for more recipes on my blog, like my Oven Baked Pork Ribs, Braised Short Ribs, and Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce, or just to have in your kitchen. You start off as you would anything else and cook your veggies and then your choice of protein. Once your meat is cooked, you will begin to add all of the ingredients to the pot and let everything simmer. It begins to taste better the longer it sits. If you are making this for a crowd, You can leave it on your stove on low, or place it in a crockpot on low and allow people to feed themselves.
The Crunch from the onion rings, to the rich and savoriness of the Sloppy Joe mixture, and the sweetness of the Hawaiian roll is pure bliss. YOU MUST USE THE HAWAIIAN ROLLS, btw! I am not even kidding this recipe is wonderful! It is the best thing ever. And, it makes a lot so you can freeze it if you don’t eat it all. Just writing this blog is making my mouth water. If you don’t try anything else that I suggest to you, please try this sloppy joes recipe. I promise you won’t regret it. I made some minor alterations to this recipe but I did put the original ingredients in parentheses.
This recipe is adapted from Guy Fieri.