Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grown-Up Sloppy Joes

These are very similar to the Sloppy Joes you remember from your childhood, but with a more grown-up taste.

We found that these taste better after the sauce gets time to set and 'get happy'. The flavors marry more, resulting in a richer sauce.

The original recipe comes from Deep South Dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Printable Recipe


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 loaf French bread, split, or 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 T sweet pickle relish
  • 2 t Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 5 T onion soup mix (see below, or use a packet of Lipton's)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped, for garnish
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded, for garnish

1. Crumble ground beef in a medium sized pot and brown. Drain most of the fat.

2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, relish, mustard, onion mix, and black pepper. Add to ground beef along with the beef broth. Mix well. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Let the sauce sit for 5-10 minutes.

3. Warm or brown bread or buns. Top with meat mixture. Garnish with onion, tomato and lettuce.

Lipton Onion Soup Mix Copycat

Makes: Equivalent of 4 packets, or 20 tablespoons


  • 3/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon powder
  • 4 t onion powder
  • 1/4 t crushed dried celery seed
  • 1/4 t sugar

1. Combine ingredients well.

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