Have you ever noticed that some foods are nostalgic? Do you remember growing up with Sloppy Joes?
There is one meal I remember from my childhood that I dearly loved, and that is the Sloppy Joe. My mom made these, not as often as I would have liked her to. Sometimes the cafeteria at school would make them. I always asked mom to give me lunch money on those days.
When ever my mom would tell us we were having Sloppy Joes for dinner, I always loved it and could not wait for dinner.
It always seemed like a treat when we did eat it. Perhaps that is why it holds such a wonderful place in my heart. It is that messy kind of eating that I must have enjoyed. There is nothing pretentious about a Sloppy Joe. No forks or knives. It is just you, your sandwich and well perhaps a lot of napkins or paper towels. It is all hands on food and maybe that is why I enjoyed it so much.
There is so many ways you can make this stuff. In fact they even have it in a can. All you do is brown your ground beef and mix together.
I have made this for Monkey Girl and she is not a fan. It wasn’t that she hated it, she just would have preferred something else to eat.
What is wrong with her?
I guess it doesn’t hold the same nostalgia as it does for me.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium Spanish onion minced
1 green bell pepper minced
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Brown ground beef, onion and pepper in a large skillet. Drain all the fat. Mix ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Mix into the ground beef and heat through. Serve on your favorite bun.
Peace be with you,