Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe!?! They are just delicious and were a staple in my home growing up.
We had these at our 4th of July BBQ and it was a hit! I found this recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (one of my favorite foodie blogs) and it was completely gone by the end of the night… Everyone loved and devoured it! I know this will be a hit with your family, too!
THE BEST SLOPPY JOES
recipe from: Mels Kitchen Cafe
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 ½ lbs. ground beef
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2/3 cup BBQ sauce
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
8 to 12 potato rolls
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until they start to turn translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat, until it is finely crumbled, the liquid boils off and the meat begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Drain the grease off the meat and onions. Stir in the tomato paste, and keep stirring until the meat is coated. Add the BBQ sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, soy sauce, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. You can make the sloppy joe meat up to 2 days in advance and reheat it over low heat or in the microwave.
Wrap the rolls in aluminum foil and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Serve the sloppy joes hot with the warmed rolls.
*Freezable Meals: The leftover sloppy joes can be frozen. Store it in a freezer-safe container and then thaw in the refrigerator prior to serving. Reheat on medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove.