Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sloppy Joes

You can make your own Sloppy Joe mix to store in your pantry for instant meals. I chose this great meal to serve a crowd of hungry painters busily working on my new house. Speaking of "new" did you notice my great new look here....Thanks to the "Blog Fairy " I am not only getting a beautiful new kitchen /house, but a great new Blog.!!! If you want a new look on your blog check her out!!

Sloppy Joes  (printable version)


  • 1 cup dried minced onion
  • 3 Tbsp. dried green pepper pieces
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 tsp. instant minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • 2 tsp. chili powder


Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in airtight container in a cool, dry place. Makes the equivalent of 8 packages purchased Sloppy Joe seasoning mix. 3 Tbsp. Sloppy Joe Mix equals one package purchased mix.
To make the Sloppy Joes:
Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in a large skillet; drain fat. Add 3 Tbsp. Sloppy Joe Mix, 1/2 cup water, and 1 cup ketchup or crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover pan, and simmer 5-10 minutes until thickened.

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