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Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes

I love to make meals that are quick, but yummy. I’m not Rachel Ray fast, but I have a few recipes that come in handy when work has chewed up a lot of my day. Here’s a recipe for yummy Sloppy Joes, warm food for the winter. Add a pasta salad on the side and you will feel you are on a picnic. Nice, huh?

My mother was a great cook. (She’s still kicking at 92, but doesn’t cook for anyone but herself these days.) This is her recipe. When I asked her for it she had to do some converting of the amounts from a bit of this and a touch of that to teaspoons and cups. I am more a by the recipe person with clear amounts, like teaspoons and cups, listed. Manwich can never compare to this recipe. By the way, when I cook with turkey, but you can use ground beef if you wish.

Sloppy Joes
recipe by Mama Margaret

1 pound ground turkey (or beef)
1 diced medium onion
salt
Brown all 3 together in a skillet.
When meat is browned, add 1 cup of catsup (ketchup – depending on what part of the country you live in.),
2 tablespoons of yellow mustard, 2 teaspoons of sugar, ½ cup of hot water, and 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire Sauce. Simmer for a few minutes then serve on hamburger buns or toasted bread. Enjoy.

Couple of hints: If using ground beef, be sure to drain off the excess fat.
If doubling the recipe use only ¾ cup water instead of a whole cup.
Make a double batch and freeze some for another meal. It keeps well. A great way to save time.

My mom always said the sloppy joes tasted better the day after they were prepared. (I guess I must have low functioning taste beds because I couldn’t tell the difference from one day to the next. They were just good no matter when they were served.)

Get your family together for dinner and enjoy! If you have recipes you would like to share, by all means please do. We’d love to hear about the great food you make in your kitchen.

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