Friday, July 8, 2011

Sloppy Joes/ BBQ sandwiches

Obviously, this does not look like a sandwich. I had some leftover rolls that night and Hubby though it would be good to try the meat on those instead of a hamburger bun. He was right. This is another one of my summer favorites. Nice and barbecue-y, without having to stand over the grill out in 115 degrees! Plus, it's super easy to throw together, and would even be easy to throw in the crock pot if you are really dreading the stove on a hot summer night. The sweet barbecue flavor of the sauce is my favorite- though possibly because this is the one I grew up on. That tends to make a person partial... Well, try for yourself!

1 lb ground beef

1/2 C onions, chopped, or 4 shakes dried onion

1 10 oz can tomato soup

1/4 C chopped green bell peppers (optional)

1/4 C brown sugar

1/4 C catsup

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Brown ground beef, onion, and green bell pepper. Drain. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 15 minutes. Serve with sliced cheese in hamburger buns.

If you don't have buns, or are looking for something a little different you can turn this into Barbecue cups{I sometimes double the recipe and have Sloppy Joes one night then these barbecue cups a few nights later- like a whole new meal!}:

Stir together 2 cups Bisquick and 1/2 C water until soft dough forms. Beat vigorously for 20 strokes. Drop by spoonfuls into ungreased muffin cups. Press onto bottom and sides of cups with floured hands. Spoon barbecue mixture into cups; sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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