Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sloppy Joe Recipe from 1950's

Sloppy Joe Recipe from 1950's

2 lb's ground beef (whatever grade, drain fat as needed)
1/3 cup diced onion
19 oz tomato puree (tough to find can this size, I know. Measure & freeze extra to throw in soup later.)
1/2 cup Heinz Ketchup (never used another brand)

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Water
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1/4 c. br sugar, lightly packed
salt & pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and drain fat. Add diced onion and cook a few minutes, until transparent before adding rest of ingredients. This steps helps keeps the onions from tasting undercooked, watery and squishy. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes before eating. Stir sometimes to keep from scorching or sticking to pan.

For comfort food purposes, I like to serve these on small Wonder hamburger buns from the bread store, 12 to a package. If you choose a larger bun, you may want to eat open-faced with fork or wear clothes of which you are no longer fond. I eat with with a side of wavy potato chips.

*Notes, original recipe called for 1/3 bottle of Heinz Ketchup but many sizes today.

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