Poor Man Sloppy Joe's Recipe

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Laurie Smith


My husband told me about this recipe. His mother made this for him when times were tough and money was tight. My husband and his mother lived alone in a big two story house in Lake City SC. The rent there was $60 dollars a month. His mother was a meat wrapper at a local grocery store, and was a hard working woman. She would take this recipe and make enough for awhile and they would eat off of it for a few days. He loved this so much that he taught me how to make it. I told him that I was not going to eat that! Well, it finished cooking and he stuck a spoonfull of it in my mouth, it was GREAT!

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4 to 6 people


10 Min


30 Min


1 to 2 lb
ground beef
1 to 2 can(s)
pork and beans
1 c
grandma's molases
1/2 c
1 pkg
frozen french fries

Directions Step-By-Step

First Fry your meat as though you were making sloppy joe's. Cook Well and drain your meat.
Next, take your beans, molases and ketchup pour over meat and stir.
You may add salt and pepper to taste. Heat on low for about 30 minute. Take off heat let stand about 5 minutes. Take your fries that are cooked very crisp and put on your plate. Put your mixture on top and get your mouth ready for an adictive meal that you will want again and again.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Fantastic