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When my husband and I rented our first apartment, and I actually began cooking, the first meal he asked me to make for dinner was Manwich. I had no idea what Manwich was until he said sloppy Joes in a can. I asked him if he was kidding and I told him that is definitely not “a meal.” By golly he wasn’t. He repeated several times saying they were the best sloppy Joes ever and I knew I had to make him think twice about that.
I didn’t grow up on boxed, canned, or frozen foods and try to always make everything homemade. It’s in my blood. I know what is going into my body that way, and can cook healthier and substitute the bad ingredients for the good. Of course sloppy Joes are not healthy, but they are so good. However, this is actually very low in fat. This homemade sloppy Joe recipe goes amazing with my three cheese macaroni and cheese and is so good. Due to the Rotel tomato sauce, it gives them a bit of zing, but not too much. They are full of flavor. Toast the buns and you have a tasty home cooked meal, everyone is sure to love!
My husband will tell you Manwich is NO LONGER the best sloppy Joes, but these are.
Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe
- 1 ¼ pound ground sirloin
- ⅓ cup sweet onion-finely chopped
- 1 green pepper-finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic-mince
- 2 teaspoon yellow prepared mustard
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning 25% less sodium
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce-low sodium
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar-packed
- 8 oz can Rotel Zesty tomato and green chili sauce-MILD You can find this is the tomato sauce aisle of your grocer
- ½ cup water
- 4 high quality buns we use D’Italiano Crustini Buns
- Brown beef in a large skillet on medium high heat.
- Once browned add in onion, green pepper, garlic and steak seasoning. Cook 10 minutes uncovered, stirring frequently.
- Reduce heat to simmer. Add mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Rotel and water. Simmer 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
- Toast buns in the toaster to likeness and top with sloppy Joe mixture.
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