Sloppy Joes

I can’t even begin to write this post without hearing my brother mimicking this song.  Ah, it just cracks me up every time. 🙂   Did you also know that Sloppy Joe has many other aliases?   Unlike those you will get in the cafeteria at school, we actually know what goes into this delicous recipe.  Of course we will not be serving it with any kind of a bun.  This is great by itself, over some veggies, and/or with some sweet potato fries.

Gather Up:

  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of turkey burger (or beef burger if you wish)
  • 1/2 of a large onion, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of ketchup (note how mine says “no high fructose corn syrup”)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, cloves, chili powder, salt (note I have cinnamon in the picture.. this is wrong.. I grabbed the wrong spice).
  • 1  1/2 cups of roasted whole or canned pumpkin (I used some left from Thanksgiving that we had saved in the freezer)

ground cloves

In a skillet, cook up the burger and onion.  Drain.

Throw in tomato, ketchup, water, and spices.  Heat up and add in pumpkin.  Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.   I admit, this was way better than I thought it would be. Very very good!  Enjoy your “sloppy joe, a slop, a sloppy joe!!”

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8 responses to “Sloppy Joes

  1. Fuck Yeah. Awesome. Sloooppppppyyy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Jooeeee. Adam Sandler did it the best.

  2. I’ve made something like this before, but without the pumpkin. I’ve added a little smoked paprika (one of my favorite spices!) and it came out awesome! Pumpkin sounds like this would be delicious! I haven’t made Sloppy Joes in a while, and I think I have to try this recipe out soon.

  3. Pumpkin is one of my favorite “thickeners” – it seems to work well absorbing the flavors of the dish without overpowering it with “pumpkiny-ness”.

    This looks really good and I will have to try it soon!

  4. Its like you read my mind!!! I was just craving Sloppy Joes last night. Will try this very soon. Thanks!

  5. Sloppy Joes make me think of my dad. My mom made dinner almost every night, but he was ‘on’ over the weekend. We had sloppy joes almost every Sunday night. Brings back fond memories!

  6. My family absolutely love these sloppy joes. Me. too! They didn’t even realize there was pumpkin in there until I told them. Nice to have it a little sweet but oh so savory also.

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