Recipes for beginners: the best sloppy joe ever
So, I mentioned I was going to get around to posting some of my recipes of food that I’ve been recently and was very satisfied with. I’m new to this whole ‘cooking’ magic, and what I found when I was making things from my cookbook or online was that I often had to look up things like ‘is buttermilk supposed to smell awful?’ or ‘how to properly dice a pepper?’ or ‘what the heck is cider vinegar?’ So given that, I figure that these recipes will be a real ‘cooking for beginners’ kind of thing – picture heavy and hopefully very easily explained, and also more designed for people who are living alone or with another person: fresh-out-of-the-home cooking so to speak 😉
So, the first recipe that I’m going to put up is one of my absolute favourites: sloppy joes with peppers and celery, in a garlic butter bun.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Dice veggies and onions, put veggies in slow cooker dish (the cooker will come with a ceramic removable pot part).
Cook ground meat and onions over medium heat until meat is brown. Use a wooden spoon and break into small pieces as you cook, and make sure it’s brown all the way through. Drain the fat. Poor into the slow cooker over the veggies and mix with the spoon.
Add 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/2 can of beer, 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of chili pepper and 1 tablespoon of molasses. Mix with spoon.
Step 5: The bun
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take garlic butter and a bun of your choice. Cut the bun into fours, but don’t cut all the way down, so that it can open up and unfold but still have a bottom. Cut nice wide slices of garlic butter and place into the 4 slots you’ve just made. Wrap the bun in tin foil. 20 min before you want to eat put the bun into the oven (for 20 mins).
The recipe listed here should make between 3-4 servings depending on the size of your preferred serving (the bigger the better in my opinion 😉 ). Also I hate left overs, but I love left overs of this! To keep, put it in a tupperware container (glass won’t stain), let it cool uncovered and then put in the fridge covered to keep. To eat, put in a pot on low heat to rewarm, and it tastes just as good as it did the first time, promise!
Bon appetit 🙂