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Sloppy Bacon Blues


Bacon, beef and blue cheese are quite the delicious combination!  These sloppy joes are ridiculously good.  I’m fairly certain I could eat these every single day.

5 Strips Thick Cut Bacon, chopped
1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
1 Onion, thinly sliced
Salt & Pepper
15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Gorgonzola Cheese
4-6 Hamburger Buns


Brown the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Drain on a paper towel.  Reserve.

Add the ground beef to the same skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook until browned.

Add the onion and season with salt and pepper.  Cook 3-4 minutes to soften the onion.

Stir in the tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the bacon and serve on buns with Gorgonzola cheese on top.

Yield: 4-6 servings


BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes


Sloppy Joes are certainly a family favorite.  Throw out your can of sloppy joe sauce and try this great recipe that will not let you down!


1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/4 lbs Ground Chicken
1 Red Onion, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Grill Seasoning, such as McCormick Montreal Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
4 Crusty Rolls
3-4 pickles


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the ground chicken, cooking until browned.  Add the onion and bell pepper.  Cook until softened.


Prepare the BBQ sauce by combining the brown sugar, vinegar, grill seasoning, worcestershire, tomato sauce and hot sauce together in a small bowl.


Once the veggies are softened, stir in the BBQ sauce.  Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, reduce heat to low and cook another 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.


Toast the rolls under the broiler.  This only takes a minute, so watch them carefully so they don’t burn.


Serve the Sloppy Joe filling on the bun with a few chopped pickles on top.





-Recipe by Rachael Ray-


Serves: 4

Drunken Sloppy Joes

I wasn’t exactly planning on making sloppy joes with beer, but I didn’t have enough tomato sauce so I have to make a substitute.  These ended up being a really good creation!


1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ¼ lbs Ground Beef
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
Salt & Pepper
1 (8oz) Can Tomato Sauce
1 Cup Dark Beer (I used Black Butte Porter)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoons Chilli Powder
4 Buns
Pickles, for topping
Shredded Cheddar Cheese, for topping

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Once hot, add the beef and cook until browned.  Add the bell pepper and onion, cooking about 3-5 minutes to soften.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomato sauce, beer, worcestershire sauce and chilli powder.  Bring to a bubble and let it boil for a few minutes to reduce into a thickened sauce.  Lower to a simmer for about 5 minutes, or until you are ready to eat.

Lightly toast the buns under the broiler.  Keep a close eye on them because this will only take a minute.

To serve, scoop some of the sloppy joe sauce onto the bottom bun.  Top with pickles and cheese and the bun top.

Serves: 4

BBQ Beef Sloppy Joes

This is a modified version of a sloppy joe recipe that I make by Rachael Ray.  I really love the original recipe, but I had to modify it for what I had on hand.  Roasted green beans went well with these sloppy joes.

1 ¼ lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon grill seasoning (McCormick Montreal Steak)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
14-16 oz tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
4 onion buns, lightly toasted under broiler

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, vinegar, grill seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and hot sauce.  Pour this mixture into the skillet with the beef and onions.

Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, then cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

Serve the sloppy joe meat on the toasted buns.

Serves: 4