Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Sloppier Joes

Yesterday I told you guys about how Mr. J was craving some cozy comfort food on Sunday. These sloppy joes pack a little bit of heat, a lot of flavor, and score on the slop-ometer! They hit the spot and won rave reviews from my man. Plus they are easy to make and I’ll even throw in a bonus recipe on how to make crispy onions – the perfect texture and taste to top off your “joe”. Let’s get cookin’!

What you need (serves 4):

  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lbs Italian sausage
  • 1/2 bell pepper – chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic – pressed
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno – finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup (your choice, either tastes great)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or substitute with olive oil)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp flour (I used gluten-free flour)
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese

What you do:

Combine all ingredients except the oil, onion, flour, and cheese in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix occasionally and allow to cook for 30 – 40 minutes so all flavors can blend.

In a small skillet over medium heat, melt oil. When oil is hot give the skillet 3 turns to coat it in the oil. Spoon flour into a small mixing bowl. Dredge onions in the flour and then place in the hot oil. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, flipping the onions periodically. Cook until onions are tender with the flour coating becoming crispy and golden but don’t allow the flour to burn.

Serve sloppy joe mixture on bread of choice (I used a corn tortilla since it’s gluten-free), pile the crispy onions over top, and garnish with sliced pepper jack cheese.

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2 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Sloppier Joes

  1. ethelthedean
    March 5, 2013

    For reals, I am going to make this with veggie ground round (I always feel so silly typing out those words!)

    You are SUCH a fab book missy, I can only imagine how good your kitchen smells on Tasty Tuesday nights. How are you gearing up for the big fete this weekend? Big hugs, (and cuddles to Cobalt!) x

    • Audrey
      March 5, 2013

      Veggie ground round? I never knew there was such a thing but that’s awesome! But I’m so glad that gives you the option to make this! What’s it made out of? (I’m guessing a soy/veggies mixture?)

      And thank you! I would LOVE to have you guys over for dinner anytime, you know… 🙂 Tonight I’m working on a Shepherd’s Pie recipe so might showcase that next week if all goes well. We are definitely gearing up – tonight I have the guest bedroom to square away. Bit by bit, right?! 🙂 Cobalt sends sloppy kisses along with my hugs!

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