Favorite Ingredient Friday



My Favorite Ingredient Friday entry for this week is my absolute favorite sloppy joe recipe. It is from the Once a Month Cooking Cookbook by Lagerborg and Wilson. I have made some adaptations over the years to help stretch it and to help it suit our needs and budget better. So if you have the book, this recipe is not quite identical…..but it’s close enough that you won’t notice too much 🙂

For more Favorite Ingredient Friday recipe, please click on the link above or on the icon above to go and visit Overwhelmed’s blog.

Joes To Go

1 pound lean ground beef (3 1/2 cups browned)

1 cup cooked lentils

3/4 cup finely chopped onion (1/2 cup sauteed)

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar (I use sucanat or rapadura)

1 tablespoon white vinegar (I prefer red wine vinegar, but I honestly use whatever vinegar I have handy at the moment)

1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce

10 hamburger buns

In a large skillet, cook and stir ground beef and onion until beef is brown; drain. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve on buns

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7 Responses to Favorite Ingredient Friday

  1. Magi says:

    My husband loves sloppy joes, but the jarred stuff gives him wicked heartburn. I’ll have to try this recipe. The lentils are an interesting addition.

  2. JEnn says:

    Sounds really yummy!!


  3. annie says:

    I made sloppy burgers last night :o) (my own version of sloppy joes…) I’ve never put beans in mine though.
    I love sloppy joes, I’ll have to try your version.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. Rae says:

    That sounds sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my place & taking the time to comment earlier too! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Joyful Days says:

    Sounds good! Have a great weekend.

  6. Michelle says:

    I’ve never heard of lentils in sloppy joes, but what a great way to put in more veggies! This sounds yummy and it’s going in my save pile right now 🙂

    Yes the blueberry background on my blog is new! Well a few weeks old now, but still new! 😉

  7. Overwhelmed! says:

    I’ll bet this tastes much better than the Mamwich stuff you get in a can!

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

    I hope to see you again this Friday!

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