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!!