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Sloppy Joes

By Veronica46


Have you ever noticed that some foods are nostalgic? Do you remember growing up with Sloppy Joes?

There is one meal I remember from my childhood that I dearly loved, and that is the Sloppy Joe.  My mom made these, not as often as I would have liked her to. Sometimes the cafeteria at school would make them.  I always asked mom to give me lunch money on those days.

When ever my mom would tell us we were having Sloppy Joes for dinner, I always loved it and could not wait for dinner.

It always seemed like a treat when we did eat it. Perhaps that is why it holds such a wonderful place in my heart.  It is that messy kind of eating that I must have enjoyed. There is nothing pretentious about a Sloppy Joe. No forks or knives. It is just you, your sandwich and well perhaps a lot of napkins or paper towels. It is all hands on food and maybe that is why I enjoyed it so much.

There is so many ways you can make this stuff. In fact they even have it in a can. All you do is brown your ground beef and mix together.

I have made this for Monkey Girl and she is not a fan. It wasn’t that she hated it, she just would have preferred something else to eat.

What is wrong with her?

I guess it doesn’t hold the same nostalgia as it does for me.


Print Recipe

Sloppy Joes


1 pound ground beef
1 medium Spanish onion minced
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup molasses


Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Drain all the fat. Mix ketchup, mustard and molasses. Mix into the ground beef and heat through. Serve on your favorite bun.

Peace be with you,


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