It’s a Sloppy Joe story, after all

Many years ago, the wife and I had a favorite Sloppy Joe mix that we would occasionally have for a quick meal.  It was also a cheap fix, so it was all good.  I would guess about 8 or so years ago, they stopped selling our preferred brand at any of our local stores.  It was called Not-So-Sloppy-Joe by Hormel.  We looked everywhere, but not in Colorado anymore.  We tried a few other brands, and they were just horrible.  so, we have been on a Sloppy Joe hiatus ever since.

About a year and a half ago, I decided to try my own hand at mixing up a Kohler version of sloppy joe’s, and the first few meals were not that bad.  Then there was last night.  I reviewed past experiences and read a number of other recipes to arrive at last nights perfection.  Now, I give you the Kohler’s version of Sloppy Joe’s!


1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup peppadew peppers
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 package hamburger bun   
Brown ground beef. Once ground beef is almost fully cooked, reduce heat to medium add dried minced onions and cook an additional 4 minutes. The onions will soak up any grease from the ground beef. Add all remaining ingredients except pepedew peppers, and cook for 5 minutes. Add pepedew peppers and cook for 5 more minutes. serve in lightly toasted hamburger buns, or as we like – hot dog buns. They are much more manageable to eat.

Now, if you have not tried Peppadew peppers, you are in for a treat.  They are sweet and spicy and are laced with crack!  Well, probably not the crack part, but you cannot just eat one.  They certainly give a new flavor to the dish.  Even though Alicia has become an EXTREMELY picky eater, she managed to clean her plate, either out of satisfaction or not wanting to kill the moment of our cooking triumph.  I am hoping the first…


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