Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sloppy Joes and Homemade Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix - Margaret Ullrich

Those packages of pre-mixed spices are handy.
But, if you use them a lot, the cost does add up.
And if you're making Sloppy Joes, you're not on a steak budget.

Make the seasoning at home and buy the leaner ground meat.
Less fat to drain.
Healthier, too.

We're all in this together...

Sloppy Joe Seasoning

2 Tablespoons dry minced onion 
2 teaspoons green pepper flakes
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon dry minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Makes 6 Tablespoons of seasoning.
And you know what's in it.

Since you've got the seasoning ready, why not make some

                        Sloppy Joes

In a frying pan brown
1 pound lean ground beef
3 Tablespoons Sloppy Joe Seasoning
1/2 Cup water
1 Cup tomato sauce
Bring to a boil.  
Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
6 burger buns
Spoon meat sauce on buns and serve.

Soup, salad, whatever the family likes, go well with the joes.

And a Bloody Mary for the chef.

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