He was such a slob.
But thanks to him, we have a great sandwich!
Hooray for Joe!
And hooray for allergy free Sloppy Joes!
These babies are perfect for those hectic nights.
First, you will want to assemble your ingredients:
For the buns, I like these Ener-g Seattle Hamburger Buns. They contain no gluten, eggs or dairy. If you can have eggs and dairy, there are hamburger buns available that contain them, resulting in a better bread. I simply slice and toast these on a low bagel setting for about a minute, and they taste great!
For the sloppy sauce, I use Imagine tomato soup (again, no dairy), two small cans of tomato paste, onions, minced garlic and peppers (any variety).
We have a good sized family with four teens, so for this recipe I used one pound of ground beef and one pound of ground turkey.
Brown your meat. Halfway through the cooking process, add the onions, garlic and peppers.
It is also a good idea to throw in some salt and other spices.
I used some cumin, chili powder and whatever else I thought would give the meat some 'pep'.
When the meat is cooked thoroughly, add 3/4 of the carton of soup and both cans of tomato paste.
If you like a little 'kick' to your Joes, add some hot sauce. I didn't heat it too much, so the bottle went on the table for those who like the really hot stuff.
At this point in the 'Joe' prep, you have two choices:
You can put your meat mixture in a crock pot and set to low for about 6 hours.
Or, you can let it simmer for about fifteen minutes and serve right away on the toasted buns.
We paired ours with a garden salad.
Oh, and a fork. Did I mention that they're sloppy?
Any way you make them, they are sure to please your crew!
Happy Messy Eating!