Friday, February 5, 2010

Make Ahead Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

I love the tangy flavor of homemade sloppy joe sandwiches. This is a perfect make ahead meal because the longer this dish sits, the better it tastes. It's great to make the night before and eat the following evening.

The Ingredients

2 Tablespoons vinegar
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons brown sugar (heaping)
1 cup ketchup
3 Tablespoons Worscestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1 cup water

2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion
1 Tablespoon flour
salt and pepper

Swiss cheese
Lays potato chips
Hamburger buns

At Ten O'Clock

In a large saucepan, mix together vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, mustard and water. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for about an hour.

Meanwhile, chop onion. Brown ground beef with onion. Season with salt and pepper. Add flour.

Add meat to sauce and cook on low for about 30 minutes.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

*I like my sloppy joe sandwiches to be really saucy so I only put 1 pound ground beef, or if I do 2 pounds, then I make more of the sauce.

*I've also done this before where I put everything together earlier in the day and then put it in my crock pot on low until I was ready to serve it for dinner.

Before Serving

Reheat. Top buns with meat mixture, Swiss cheese, and Lays potato chips.

Family Approval
This is my favorite sloppy joe recipe. I got it from my friend Kaylene-she's full of good recipes! I love the flavor of the sauce, and the Swiss cheese and potato chips really top it off nicely. My family loves this dish!



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  2. This was really good, and makes a ton. Great for those days when you have a house full of kids to feed. I liked it enough to eat the leftovers for lunch.