A few weeks ago, while my favorite baseball team was on the road, a friend invited me over for lunch and to watch the game. I’m always up for viewing games with friends, but throw in a homemade meal and I’ll never turn you down. Yes, the way to my heart is food. Good, homemade food.
I questioned my friend about the meal for days becasue I wanted to prepare myself for whatever she was making. She finally let me know that she’d decided to make Sloppy Joes. To say that I was disappointed would be a bit of an understatement. When I think of Sloppy Joes, visions of ground beef and Manwich dance in my head, not a super amazing homemade meal.
I arrived at my friend’s house and much to my surprise I found a much more delectable sloppy joe being concocted. Lets just say it was a sloppy joe for grown-ups (kids will like it too).
I loved this meal so much that I volunteered to make it for a beach house full of 20 people a few weeks later. It was a hit.
|Gourmet Sloppy Joes||
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb. ground beef, lean
- 1 can sweet corn, drained
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, drained
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Over medium high heat add the onion, bell pepper and ground beef to a skillet.
- Cook until the ground beef is brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add corn, beans, tomatoes and ketchup and mix well.
- Continue to mix until well heated.
- Serve about 1 cup of filling on each bun.
Recipe adapted from A Girl in the South
Greis (pronounced Grace) is a single, 30 something, Texas girl with an iPhone addiction. She loves her hometown Houston sports teams, Astros Baseball & Texans Football! When she’s not working as an inside sales analyst for a local manufacturing company, you can usually find her on the internet, watching trashy reality television or snuggling her niece, Audrey. In her spare time she enjoys a good chick flick, reading teenage vampire books (the sparkly kind) and dreaming about what life will be like when she finally wins the lottery. You can read more from Greis on her blog, Amazing Greis.