My basic "Sloppy Stuff" Recipe

judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,361 admin

Sloppy Joes and Manwiches are too sweet for my taste and not spicy enough, so this i my variation.

Brown up some beef, onions, peppers and garlic, add some crushed tomatoes, and whatever you have on hand - peas, carrots, corn. I had corn today, cutoff the cob. Several dashes hot sauce and a little Worcestershire, some Creole Seasoning (Tony Chachere's) and some chili powder or cumin. Sometimes a little molasses if the veggies are not sweet enough. Cook it all down thick and serve on fresh baked sourdough or yeast rolls,



  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds good. I agree that sloppy joes are too sweet.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds really tasty. I would probably want to tune down the hot and maybe have it on a baked potato! We just generally use spaghetti sauce for our sloppy joes.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @judsoncarroll4 when I visited the US in 1987, I stayed for the most part with a family in Kentucky. I was invited to a Sunday BBQ. There was lots of food to choose from and someone said to me that I definitely had to try grandmas sloppy joes. I must have had a very perplexed and confused look on my face. They said what’s wrong, I said I didn’t really understand, or misheard what was said. Anyway in Australia a sloppy joe is a light cotton casual jumper, usually referred to as a sloppy. I did try grandmas version, a spicy, beef, tomato type casserole, served on a buttered bun, it was good. Also the first time I drank lemon iced tea!

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,361 admin

    What is also really good in the same kind of simple, comfort food ways is to use the leftovers in "elementary school macaroni". It is a variation of an old Justin Wilson recipe. Stir my sloppy stuff into some cooked macaroni noodles and add a good handful of chopped parsley. Top with cheddar cheese and bake.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,375 admin

    This almost sounds like a form of goulash. I would probably add some sour cream on top and serve it on homemade noodles.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭

    @judsoncarroll4 I've started a file titled Judson Carroll recipes! Thanks for another great recipe!!