Mom's Sloppy Joes
Most of all, Sloppy Joes remind me of Sunday Suppers, at the church I attended as a kid. They always served a supper before church services, and If I remember correctly, the cost was only .25 cents. The meal consisted of 1 sloppy joe, carrot and celery sticks, potato chips, soft drink and a cookie or ice cream cup for dessert. Enjoy!
2 lblean ground beef or ground chuck (i used 85% lean grass fed ground beef)
1medium-large onion, small dice
1/2green bell pepper, small dice
1jalapeno, small dice (optional)
2celery ribs, small dice
1-215 oz. cans stewed tomatoes (cut-up)
114.5 oz can tomatoes and green chilies
1/4-1/2 ctomato ketchup
1 can(s)condensed chicken gumbo soup (optional)
·salt and pepper, to taste (i leave out the salt)
2 tspchili powder
1 tspgarlic powder
How to Make Mom's Sloppy Joes
- In large skillet over med high heat, crumble ground beef, add diced celery, onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder and chili powder. Mix until combined.
- Stirring often, until ground beef is thoroughly browned.
- Add the cut-up canned stewed tomatoes, canned tomatoes and green chilies, chicken gumbo soup (optional) and ketchup. Stir until all combined.
- Bring up to a simmer and cover losely with lid, turn heat down to just simmering. Let simmer for about 30 minutes, checking to make sure mixture does not stick to bottom of skillet.
- Serve on large BBQ buns, with your favorite contiments and garnishes.
My favorite: A dab of mayo and a squirt of mustard, mixed together on top with a dab of sweet pickle relish.
The Hubs Favorite: Sliced onion on top with mustard and ketchup on bun.
Enjoy your Favorite way:!