Posted by Tim Vidra / Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Easy Super Bowl Appetizers: Sloppy Joes
In continuing with the "meaty" portion of my Easy Super Bowl Appetizers, I bring you yet another classic — the Sloppy Joe. Yes, yes I did.
Who didn't grow up with this staple? Of course, those of you familiar with the Sloppy Joe most likely had versions prepared from a can that began with an "M" — well this recipe, my friends, is not brought to you by the letter "M".
This is one of those go-to recipes you can kind of clean out the fridge by making use of spices and veggies you may not have used in a while. The following is what transpired from what I had on hand...
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, chuck or sirloin (I prefer organic, grass fed)
- 1 cup onions
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3/4 cup carrots, red pepper (sweet or spicy) and celery
- 2T butter
- 1T chili powder
- 1T cumin
- Splash of red wine
- 1 26 ounce box of Pomi tomatoes (I would always recommend fresh but not the season for tomatoes)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Soft wheat rolls (softness is key I tell you)
Melt butter in skillet — add onions, garlic, sauteing until soft. Add the carrots, peppers and celery (it is key to add after the onions as these provide a little crunch in the sandwich). Add ground beef and brown, mixing well with vegetables. Add chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and splash of wine — simmering until sauce thickens. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Tip: Serve on full size rolls or smaller dinner rolls (for that Sloppy Joe slider effect). I always add hot sauce for that extra point (kick).
Of course in the blogging world I just, "URP", ate this — so who knows what I am making for Super Bowl. I promise to at least let you know what goes down on Sunday.
Always hoping for a good game and please let me know if you did indeed try any of the gameday appetizer recipes — I hope they were all game pleasers.
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well