Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sloppy Joes

I am not a cook nor do I try to say I can cook. I have written about this before and said i was going to make an effort this year to try harder to learn new dishes and get better at hanging out in the kitchen.

But, there is one thing I CAN make really really good..... Sloppy Joes! I just started following this simple recipe and I literally have family begging me to make it all the time. So last night, all our friends had off work so we had our first ever Sloppy Joe night!! We usually do rib night over at Val's but we decided to change it up and do my sloppy joes.

So here is what
10 lbs of Sloppy Joe and Wine Wednesday looks like.While the girls cooked, the boys play Wii. At least it keeps them out of the kitchen. It was nice to all be able to get together again with our busy schedules. It's rare that we get to do this. We ended up ending then night by the camp fire outside and it was the perfect night for a fire, it's been SO cold in Florida this week.
So now your wondering what this glorious recipe is huh? I mentioned last night that I might post it on the blog and they all cut me off saying "Noooooo! It's your recipe!!"

BUT, why not share a good thing?! So here ya go!!!

Ashley's Awesome Sloppy Joes!
1lb of ground beef
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Water
2 TBS Brown Sugar
2 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
2 TSP prepared mustard
1/2 TSP of Garlic Powder
1/2 TSP of Onion Powder
1/2 TSP Salt

Brown the meat, drain, add all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

I promise these are the yummiest Sloppy Joes EVER!


Mrs. D said...

::runs to the grocery store to get the fixin's for this::

Thanks for sharing! they look SOO yummy!! I'm totally making these tonight :)

Lauren said...

What a fun night! I want to come next time!! I wish we lived closer so we could hang. We do a lot of the same stuff and love a glass of vino (or two).

With Out My Punkin said...

What a fun night! I can't wait till I can have wine again ;) My husband LOVES sloppy Joes! I will defiantly be giving your recipe a try next time I make them, thank you for sharing!

Diana said...

Hey - I left something for you on my blog - first post. Scroll down a little ways till you see your blog name. :)

Stephanie Rachelle said...

Those sound amazing!!!

Random-we were stuck in a rut as far as the cooking. I have a handful of dishes that I make superbly and we repeat! Recently someone at church told us about AMAZING! It gives you a plan for the week including the recipies, shopping list and directions! LOVE IT!

Coleene VanTilburg said...

Hello there. I am visiting from Lynette's blog. I watched your video for awhile, got too emotional. He was so so tiny. I pray you will soon be blessed with another miracle! That will be a great thing for you to work in the NICU and help to take care of these precious ones.

My husband loves to cook and he is always browsing for new recipes, although hamburger is off our list now because of heart issues. You will learn in time some great recipes! blogging helps with that too. Please come visit my blog when you can too. God's blessings. Coleene

Maggie said...

How fun! I think I'll be making that one night! :) I'm glad you had a fun time.

Jen J. said...

yum, sounds good! I'll be trying this one soon! thanks for sharing!

Bethany said...

Hi Ashley, I found your blog through Lynnette Kraft's blog. I lost a baby boy of my own in August of 2007. His name was Jack and he lived for 6 weeks.

Just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain in losing sweet Nolan. He was precious. I'll keep you in my prayers.


Bluebird said...

You're adorable :)

Looks like a fun evening, glad you were able to enjoy.

Melissa G. said...

Oh yum! Thanks for sharing your sloppy joes recipe! I love them!
And i see you're in FL. I'm from FL too! Well, i was until we moved to Missouri for the year.
I'm visitig from "getting to know you". It's nice to meet you!

Lynnette Kraft said...

You're adorable. Your smile radiates joy! Thanks for the recipe. I love sloppy joes. I'm making them tomorrow! :)

Tiffany said...

I love sloppy joes - look delicious!

Jessica said...

sounds like a great night. I have a get together coming up and might have to steal your recipe to try. I will definately post pictures if I use it. :)

Lareina said...

Thanks for the recipe! My dh LOVES sloppy joes so hopefully he will be amazed at my cooking prowess when I make these for him! hehehe

Lareina said...

I had to come back and post that these are DEFINITELY the BEST sloppy joes I've ever had (or made)! Sooooo yummy! Thanks for giving me one more recipe to add to my list of must have dinners! I love em!

basie2457 said...

I made this sloppy joes recipe for my husband and he loves it! NO MORE MANWICH FOR HIM! He said they were the best he has ever eaten!

beth said...

I have been using this re pie for about a year now - the best ever!! I add onion and bell pepper to mine. It everything else is exactly the same. Never again will I buy the canned/jarred stuff!!