Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Death by Sloppy Joe!!!!

First,  thank all of you for your warm "Welcome Backs!" and emails.  I am trying to get back to routinely blogging.  All of your words mean so much; saying thank you lacks so much as far as how much your words and thoughts mean.

I can offer back by sharing this Sloppy Joe recipe.  It's dangerously good, wickedly addictive and will seduce you before you have a chance to reach for a napkin.  If you're laughing and thinking,"Yeah right, whatever.", I dare you! This is so worth it.

Start off with the sauce:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped - if Vidalias are in season, use a Vidalia
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1-1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons McCormick's Mexican Chili Powder or ancho chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon Chipotle Powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark)
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons molasses
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a high-sided skillet or large saucepan. Add the onions and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ketchup and the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.   Move to a cool burner and get busy with browning the meat.

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 pounds lean meat
Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1Poblano Chile, diced
1/2 Jalapeno Pepper, minced
ALL of the Awesome BBQ Sauce Cooling on the Stove
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Brown ground meat, season with salt and pepper to taste.  Once ground meat is evenly browned, drain all excess fat and stir in remaining ingredients except for the parsley until thoroughly combined.  Lower heat to simmer and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Ok, this is what puts these Sloppy Joe's over the top!!

Toasted Garlic Buns:

1/2 stick butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed

Once BBQ sauce is removed from burner to cool, place butter in a small skillet over low heat along with smashed garlic.  The garlic will infuse the butter.  Keep the burner on the lowest heat possible.  Brush garlic flavored butter on buns and place the buns while the meat and sauce are simmering.  Place the buttered buns on a baking sheet.  Put the baking sheet with the buns under the oven broiler until the buns are slightly browned around the edges.

Now, let's put these babies together and munch.

Top toasted buns slices with some of the Sloppy Joe mixture, sprinkle with or parsley and top with cheddar, provolone or pepper jack cheese.

Remember, lots of napkins and lots of burping is totally acceptable!

I dare you!!


SusanD said...

Oh my! This is a must try. I'm gonna take that dare! lol. Glad to see you back posting more regularly. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

gigi said...

I think I could taste or either smell this sloppy joe recipe, for yum!

Mike Golch said...

YUM YUM,Thanks for serving this,I enjoyed it.

Big Dude said...

Wow Katherine - they sound wickedly good and since I've been wanting sloppy joes for some time they are a must try. For some reason Bev doesn't care for sloppy joe's but she may change her mind with these.

Debbie said...

My husband just loves Sloppy Joes. One of his favorites! I'm sure he would enjoy this....going to have to save this recipe!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Consider me seduced Katherine.
I too am so glad you're back. I've been away packing and moving, so I haven't had a chance to say welcome back yet. Hope to see you and A.J. in June at the shindig at Big Dude's.

Cheryl said...

I recently have developed a love for Sloppy Joes NOT out of a can, I shall put this on my list of things to try!

Marjie said...

Your sloppy joes are much more complicated than mine. They are a great Friday or Saturday night food in my opinion!

Claudia said...

Oh this definitely entices with spices! What fun. Everyone - let's grab paper towels and feast.

Penny said...

Glad to see you back Katherine. Wish we could be there to meet you at the next "Almost Heaven" get together but we will be traveling. Husband has an Alaska bucket list trip planned. Sloppy Joes would be welcomed in my house anytime. If you invited me over for dinner, they would make be very happy. After all of the food we have posted, the simple and down to earth are the best. Glad you are back.

Chris said...

I think the layers of flavor you have built into the sauce and meat make for a great sloppy joe, Katherine! Sounds great, I'll have to make this for the boys.

Mike said...

I made these last night, and they are out-of-this-world great. I up'd the jalapeno, but kept everything else per the recipe. Really outstanding. These are our go-to-Sloppy Joes from here on! Thanks for the great post!