Needless to say I don't miss that life. Gone are the cans of Manwich, and when I make Sloppy Joes today, they're made from scratch, using a recipe our household received from our dear friend Mary Ryan. I know there are some culinary snobs out there who scoff at the notion of this sandwich. Just give it a try. I think, you'll find the tang of the mustard, vinegar, and the hint of cloves to your liking. If this recipe doesn't make one of the best Sloppy Joes you've ever tried, leave your name & address, and I'll mail you a can of Manwich.
Grandma Ryan's Sloppy Joes
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- In a large skillet, brown the beef and drain excess grease. Set aside.
- Saute onions and green peppers until soft.
- Add beef to the onions and green peppers.
- Mix remaining ingredients together and add to the meat.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
PS. . . I do miss the stereo speakers I had during my bachelor years, but that's about it.