I really, really love church cookbooks. There is nothing more satisfying than making a dinner ONCE and having it be a winner. Most of the time that is exactly what I get from a tried and true church cookbook recipe. And while I like cooking for my family, I don’t always want something crazy new that I have to test drive a few times. I want traditional, tasty & quick. And who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe? So put down that can opener, and don’t even think about opening another can before you try this easy recipe by hand. Trust me you will not be disappointed!
This recipe comes from the St. Joseph’s Parish in Holland, New York. A small town near where I live, and the book was a bridal gift, a few years back, from a dear friend. And while I do not have a Gramma Elsie, she knows how to keep a recipe simple & delicious!
Gramma Elsie’s Sloppy Joes
Prep: 15 m | Cook: 15-20 m | Total: 30-40 m
(printable recipe here)
1 lb ground beef
1/2c chopped green pepper (about 1/2 medium one)
1/2c chopped onion (2/3 of medium one)
2 tsp instant beef bouillon (I use powder version, 2 cubes if you have that)
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Brown beef with onion and pepper. Drain the fat.
- Combine remaining ingredients together with beef.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
- Simmer, covered for 15-20
- You can’t really go wrong here. Don’t like one of the veggies, leave it out. Have a red pepper on hand, use that instead! Enjoy!