I recall eating Sloppy Joe’s a lot as a kid.
I believe they were the canned variety.
I used to use canned Sloppy Joe sauce until I devised this recipe for Sweetbay Supermarket.
But let me tell you, creating the sauce from scratch is not only far superior to using a can, but it is also really simple!!!
And how much fun is it to eat those Sloppy Joes open-faced? And on cheesy Texas toast!!! Much better than a plain bun.
You can’t serve these old-school sandwiches without corn on the cob, in my opinion. That’s like having grilled cheese without the tomato soup. I believe it is illegal.
What really sets this meal apart is that it feeds a family of four, takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and costs only $10!!!Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef.25 cup finely chopped onion
12 teaspoon garlic powder
ketchup, 3/4 cup
2 teaspoon tomato paste
12 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2.5 teaspoon brown sugar
To taste, season with salt and pepper.
4 slices Texas toast from Green Mill
1 pound of shredded cheddar cheese
Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375°F for your Texas Toast.
Brown the ground beef and onion on the skillet over medium heat. Once browned, drain.
Combine ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and salt & pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir everything together thoroughly.
Cook until the mixture has thickened to your liking over medium heat.
Place Green Mill Texas Toast in a preheated oven while the sauce thickens.
Toast for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown.
Top your golden-brown Texas Toast with the Sloppy Joe Mixture and 14 ounces of Cheddar Cheese on each piece of toast.