Not Your Average Joe – Sloppy Joes!
I’m going to start the new year off with some “real” food that is real easy! A quick and easy meal, with a little bit of a tweet to up the ante. I LOVE Sloppy Joes, but this recipe adds that extra oomph that is sure to please!
The first time I made these (right after I got married over a decade ago), my husband took one bite and his eyes got really big, then he took another, and his eyes got even bigger! They were almost inhaled after that. I’ve found the same reaction whenever I serve them so watch your family for those bulging eyes and you’ll know you’ve got a winner!
You’ll need: Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, French Fried Onions, and browned ground beef.
My ground beef is always pre-browned and waiting in the freezer when I need it so I just popped out two bags to get about two pounds.
Now you know I normally don’t get specific with brands but I have to stick by my Manwich sloppy joe sauce. I have tried several generics and they don’t even come close (some are quite horrid!). I really suggest you get this kind, unless you already have a favorite out there!
Place your ground beef in a skillet. I am using two pounds, even though the can says to use one pound. If you don’t precook yours, you’ll need to cook it and drain it before this step. Add sloppy joe sauce….
Then add 1 Cup of cheddar and 1 cup of French Fried Onions.
Stir that all up and make sure it is heated through.
Now we need to toast our buns! I just put mine in a skillet and turn the heat on medium high.
after a minute or so flip them over. Toasted buns make the BEST sloppy joes!!!
For my fries, I prefer crinkle cut and usually get name brand if they aren’t too outrageously priced. these were actually just a little over 4 cents an ounce! The smaller package of the same thing was 14 cents an ounce! Get some cooking spray and seasoned salt.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. I seldom if ever deep fry my french fries. I prefer to bake them. I actually don’t do this for health purposes (although you are welcome to think that if you want!), I just hate dealing with all of that oil when I can bake these suckers up and they taste just as good!
I just put a layer of fries on my pan and sprinkle them liberaly with seasoned salt. I started to make my own seasoned salt for y’all and put a little recipe up and all…but this stuff costs 1.38 for a huge shaker of it so I just see no sense in complicating matters by making my own – and spending more money.
Sure, I could make a five gallon drum of it cheaper but do I really NEED a five gallon drum of season salt when I can get plenty for 1.38? Nahhhhh
Put your sloppy joe mixture on the toasted bun and top with more french fried onions. This little crunch and flavor is so good with sloppy joes!
Serve with lots of ketchup and sweet tea!
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