July 18, 2011

Super Sloppy Joes

at Monday, July 18, 2011

 Dinner tonite...

Super Sloppy Joes


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered
  • Garnish: sliced ripe tomatoes, pickles, Deviled Potato Salad, recipe follows


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops. 

  Served with coleslaw and fresh steamed broccoli cole slaw recipe below…

Special Cole Slaw


  • 2 bags (3-ounce) Ramen Noodle Soup in Oriental (other flavors will work, too)
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • Chopped green onions

Dressing Mix:

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown or white sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ramen noodle seasoning packet


Put the ramen noodles in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin while melting butter in a large skillet over low/medium heat. Add the crushed noodles and slivered almonds to the skillet and saute, stirring occasionally (keep temperature at low/medium heat). Meanwhile, whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Place the shredded broccoli into bowl and toss with the noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.


Anna on July 18, 2011 at 8:38 PM said...

jade, with your cooking and your photography you make me feel very untalented. Stop visiting Heidi and Barret and just come stay (and cook) with us!

Jade Photography on July 18, 2011 at 11:01 PM said...

hey Anna do you guys have a blog?

Justin Simonsen on July 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM said...

...and after you visit Anna your welcome to come cook for us.

Jade Photography on July 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM said...

I would definitely love to come and cook for you guys too. You have already had a taste of my cookin'


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