Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sloppy joes


Brian and I are often in need of fast but tasty dinner options. What with 2 kids, jobs, and long commutes each day we unfortunately don't often have time in the evenings to make the time-consuming but awesome dinners I'd like to prepare. Thankfully these sloppy joes are both delicious and quick and easy. It's a standard dinner option in our house.

The recipe below is for a double batch. We always make a double, if not triple, batch of this since the sloppy joe beef freezes and re-heats so well. The measurements for the ingredients are an approximation since we tend to add them to-taste instead of by measurements.

Sloppy Joes
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2 lbs ground beef
2 1/2 c catsup
2 T brown sugar
1/4 C vinegar
1 medium onion, diced
olive oil or butter for sauteing

In a large skillet, saute the onion in a bit of olive oil or butter until softened. Add in the ground beef to the pan and brown the beef, then drain any excess grease.

Add in the catsup, vinegar, and brown sugar. Simmer until completely heated. Serve on a bun.

Source: a Laura original


  1. Good to know it Freezes well. Not a fan SJ but David is. I bet it is better if not from a can ;) Have you made a sloppy Tom and froze it?

  2. Hey Dana! I've never made sloppy toms but I'm sure they would freeze well too. If you try them, let me know how they turn out!