Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CEiMB - Sloppy Joe's!

Hostess this week is . . .

My blogging friend and a wonderful cook, Chaya, chose this week's Ellie Krieger recipe for our CEiMB group.  Sloppy Joes.  Now we are big "Manwich" people.  Especially in the winter months.  I love to make them for dinner and have a couple left over for work lunches the next day.   I have never heard of sloppy joes, however, with beans in them.  Until today.

These were very simple to make.  You just cook some ground beef with onions, garlic, add some tomato sauce and a little paste, a can of beans, a few other items, dash of this and a dash of that, and in just a jiffy you have some fabulous sloppy joes! 

I did make a few substitutions.  First, I left off the bell pepper because we aren't fans of the big ole red or the big ole green, or the big ole yellow for that matter. Although I do love a good stuffed pepper occasionally. I used red pepper flakes instead of the jalapeno because I didn't have a jalapeno.  And I was fresh out of molasses so I used some brown sugar.
Ellie you did it again.  They were fabulous and I will never buy Manwich again!

Oh a sour note.  I was very ill over the weekend.  I passed a kidney stone.  Please take my tip and drink lots of fluids -- always.  You never want a kidney stone, especially one that decides to come out!

Now, here is the recipe for Ellie's fabulous sloppy joes!  Now go try them for yourself and let me know if you agree.

1 pound extra-lean ground beef

1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 red pepper, diced
1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 whole-wheat burger buns


Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.


Bri said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry about the kidney stone! I'm glad it's over now. Feel better. Oh, and your sloppy joes look delicious!! Much darker than mine, but I thought mine turned out too light anyway!

Joanne said...

Oh no! Poor you. Ouch - ouch - ouch. But glad it's over.

As for the sloppy joes - yum! It looks so good. I'm sure my family would have jumped ship to enjoy yours with ground beef.

TeaLady said...

So much better than MAnwich!! Gonna have to make this as soon as I get home.

Glad you got that old stone out. Yikes!!

Heide said...

Ugh, sorry about the stones. :(

Wasn't the addition of beans brilliant? Makes them so nice and hearty. Yum!

Marthe said...

Ouch... Glad to hear you're feeling better now!

Was so looking forward to having these all day yeasterday while away on training. Came home and started getting everything out of the fridge only to find out that my defrosted meat was brown instead of pinkish red.. :( So I heated up some pasta instead... Will try to make them again this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh Peggy, poor you. I have never gone through it but know people who have. I hope you are back to your normal, jovial self.

You have a lot of sloppy Joe in that roll. So good.

I am glad that I am not the only one who did not have sloppy Joes with beans. That is Ellie, getting those beans in everywhere.

This was a good recipe. What do we share making, next?

Anonymous said...

Great recipe. I'm your newest follower.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read about your kidney stone - I hope you are feeling much better now and are enjoying the weekend.

Kayte said...

Your sloppy joes look wonderful, the boys like them and would eat them once a week if I was so inclined. They loved Ellie's version, so think this might be the way to go in the future. With the BIG O RED PEPPER!! LOL. Sorry about your kidney stone, good advice about the water for a lot of reasons, too.

Cakelaw said...

Ouch re the kidney stone!

These look terrific - I am a manwich fan myself, and it's cold outside right now!