If you have ever been to America, then you surely would have the honor of eating a Sloppy Joe. It’s basically meat and ketchup, but it is SO much more than that. It’s just like what they ate in the ‘old days,’ whilst riding Cadillacs to diners with black and white checkered tiles and roller skating waitresses. It’s also something you picture yourself eating at summer camp, or even just camping with your family. It’s so simple, yet so important to American history, that I couldn’t picture the American we all know today without the invention of the Sloppy Joe. So thank you, Joe, for inventing this beautiful and sloppy food you decided to name after yourself. Thank you.
Original Nerd With Taste Recipe
3 pkgs. yeast (American sized…)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups warm water
3 Tbs. shortening
1 tsp. salt
6 1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
1) Beat yeast, sugar, eggs and water until foamy.
2) Add shortening salt and flour. Knead just enough to mix well.
3) Let rise until double in bulk (at least 1 hour.)
4) Make into buns, let rise again (another 30 minutes.) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
5) Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the oven.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
2 Tbs. butter
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
1) Melt butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown.
2) Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft and smell fragrant.
3) Add ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and let simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.