Homemade sloppy Joes are a family favorite. This recipe calls for the addition of earthy mushrooms, giving the mixture a deeper, less sweet flavor.
Shopping at the Walmart. You know, that store we all love to hate.
Why is it that Walmart attracts the strangest sights? Is it just because it is always so packed that you are bound to see something interested or is it that Walmarts are like a flame/moths relationship and just bring out the WT in people? I hate to shop there but the other night we had a blender incident and I was in need of some parchment paper so at 10:30 at night, Handsome and I found ourselves stopping at the local big box chain to pick up a few things (oh, and we totally splurged and I got to geek out on Thor all over again*).
The only thing that could top the people that grace the aisles of Walmart, is the things they are buying. It really make me raise an eyebrow. For example, arrows, arrow tips, a target and Operation (that really annoying game that I sucked at as a child – still do) at 10:30 on a Friday night certainly makes me wonder what it is you are up to.
But then again, Walmart is the perfect place to pick up the ingredients for homemade sloppy Joes.
Homemade Sloppy Joes
- 6 oz white mushrooms, sliced thin
- 2 teas canola oil
- medium onion, minced (abut 1 cup)
- 1 1/2 teas chili powder
- 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teas brown sugar
- 1 teas cider vinegar
- 10 ounces 93% lean ground beef
- 4 hamburger buns
Combine the mushrooms, 1 teas of the oil, and 1/4 teas salt in a 12 inch non-stick skillet cover and cook over medium-low heat until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover, increase the heat to medium-high, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are well browned, 8 to 12 minutes longer. Transfer to a food processor and pulse until the mushrooms are finely ground, about 6 pulses.
Heat the remaining 1 tea oil in the skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the processed mushrooms and onion, cover, and cook until the onion is softened, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in the chili powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and cider vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce is thickened slightly, about 15 minutes.
Add the beef and simmer, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture among the buns, and serve.
* Seriously, Ladies, if you have not seen Thor – you do not know what you are missing. They do not go without proving that Chris Hemsworth got in mighty fine shape for the role – worth putting up with smashing hammers and comic book movies for 2 hours.