This week for Flashback Friday I'm featuring a recipe that I've never posted before, but have been making for several years. Sloppy Joes! If you're looking for a fine gourmet recipe..this may not be the post for you. I would venture to say many of you already have a recipe in your head for this or at least have a store bought shortcut product that helps you put this on the table.
I always used one of those handy dandy mix packets but when I had a request for Sloppy Joes on night and found myself without my trusty packet I turned to a Ground Beef Cookbook put out by Taste of Home a few years back and tried their recipe. Over the years I've tweaked it slightly to our taste, but I can say this - I've never seen the need for the packet again!
My Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound groud beef
- 2-3 celebery ribs, sliced (optional or use celery salt)
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Tony Chachere's Seasoning or other cajun spice mix (or salt/pepper to taste)
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 6 to 8 hamburger buns
In my last post I showed some flowers that I had lost this past winter. How about a few shots of whats left :-)
Daylilies are taking over at the moment. I just adore this one. No idea what it's name is.
This is pretty sweet too
Even the old fashioned orange is pretty right about now
This red one is a very nice color
And a few here in the border
A cute little potentilla poking up above the blue hardy geranium.
This lychnis is out of control this year.
Etoile Violette clematis is one that blooms like crazy too.
The tall phlox is just starting to bloom.
I've got a lily or two
This veronica was tiny last year and I thought it was a low growing variety but it grew up!
One of my pots on the driveway. Love the geranium leaves!
Last year I had barely 10 tiny apples on my tree. This year *BANGO*. I'm sure I'm supposed to thin these or something but I don't have the heart for that.
Its Raspberry time!
Things are filling in around the pineapple fountain
My angel corner is getting really over grown. Who knew these plants would get so giant???
This is kind of cheating - I just bought it this past weekend, but lets just call it a fill in for some that I lost. Couldn't resist this pretty frilly coneflower.
Nasturtiums that live in my veggie garden
Red Bee Balm standing tall
This hydrangea is particularly blue! I love this stage...the yellow reminds me of the color of butter.
Hope you enjoyed the midsummer tour!
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Joining in this week for:
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Flaunt Your Flowers at Tootsie Time