Sloppy Joe’s

Day 8 & 9 walls 5.18.2013
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Story: I remember these as a kid. My brother and I would devour these. I know my mom makes these for my dad using the brand Manwich back in Ohio. Because my husband is so picky I chose to make these last night after we spent a couple hours working on building our shed. I figured an ice cold beer followed by a beefy sandwich he wouldn’t resist. I found this recipe on the back of French’s mustard bottle and modified it. Where it called for onion I substituted for fresh garlic. Just as I expected, he loved it. Good thing there’s leftovers! If you are not a big mustard person, I would suggest only using 1 TBSP. 
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Makes 4 sandwiches
1 Tbsp. Canola oil or any cooking oil
½ cup of finely chopped onion (optional)
2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic cloves
1 pound of ground beef (Moran’s 86% lean / 15% fat)
½ cup Tony Roma’s Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce)
2 Tbsp. French’s Mustard
Oroweat Crostini Sandwich Rolls
1.  Cook onion and/or garlic in hot oil in nonstick pan for 3 minutes until lightly browned
2.  Add beef and cook until browned; drain all the oil out
3.  Stir in the barbeque sauce and mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes
4.  Toast your crostini rolls for 3-5 minutes until lightly toasted
5.  Serve heaps of Sloppy Joe meat onto each bun
6.  Side dish ideas: corn, Cole slaw, baked beans, salad, or French fries. Of course BEER!
Other Sloppy Joe recipes and side dishes to consider:
Grandma Ranch Beans: 

Traditional Slaw Salad:

Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw:

Potato Wedges:

Buffalo Potato Chips: