Recipes for Writers (& Other Busy Folk) | Sloppy Joes

DSC02405I may be breaking some kind of rule here. The recipe I’m sharing today is a family recipe. I stole it from my mom and I’m giving it to all of you. If I get in trouble with my mom, I’m going to say I was hacked and delete this post. Though writing that out may nullify any claim that I was hacked. Anyway, this is the best recipe for Sloppy Joes that I’ve ever eaten and it seemed like more of a violation to keep it to myself than it would be to share it.

Also, sometimes I want access to recipes while I’m away from my cookbook at home and putting them on my blog is an easy way to reference them if that happens. But this way you can enjoy it too.

If you do try this recipe, drop me a note in the comments and tell me what you think!

Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. mustard

Recipe Yield – 8-10 Servings  |  Prep Time – 10 minutes  |  Total Time – 25 minutes

Directions

Brown the ground beef and drain it. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Simmer on medium/low heat, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens. Slap it on a bun and call it dinner.

Recipes for Writers (& Other Busy Folk) | Taco Soup

A while back, I put a recipe up here for Shredded Pork Tacos. I shared the recipe because it is a delicious meal that doesn’t take much work. And when you are busy writing or working or whatever, you may need such a quick meal up your sleeve. Today, I’m sharing another one of my favorite quick meals: Taco Soup.

My wife and I got the recipe for this from a Kraft Foods magazine, but we’ve altered it to fit our tastes a bit better. And in addition to being tasty and quick, this recipe make a good amount of leftovers that warm up well on cold autumn days. Enjoy!

Photo by: Kraft

Photo by: Kraft

Taco Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans of mild chili beans
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 – 15 oz. can of corn
  • 2 – 8 oz. cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 package of taco seasoning (my family likes the Hot & Spicy seasoning)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • shredded cheese to top

Recipe Yield – 8-10 Servings  |  Prep Time – 5 minutes  |  Total Time – 25 minutes

Directions

Brown the ground beef with the chopped onions. Drain it. Add all remaining ingredients except the shredded cheese. Bring to a boil. Simmer on medium/low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Put it in bowls, top it with cheese, eat it.