My three siblings and I grew up with this sandwich which we thought was pretty good. Now, I would kick it up a little with some onions and different seasonings. But for kids this is a good choice – very simple and it sure smells good when it is cooking! Guy Fieri has a recipe I would like to try that has all kinds of good things in it and he tops the sandwich off with onion straws…
Mom's Sloppy Joes
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 tbsp. mustard (I used honey mustard and eliminated the extra sugar below)
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
- 1-1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. celery salt (I only used 1/2 tsp.)
- 1 tsp. onion salt (I only used 1/2 tsp.)
- 1 to 1-1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 3/4 cup chili sauce
- I added 1/2 to 1 tbsp. Sriracha sauce
Brown the beef, drain and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low, covered, for 45 minutes – nice lunch today. In a picture below I used this recipe in “Funny Frogs” in 2014 as a Halloween sandwich.
Comment: I often double the recipe so adjust the ingredients to taste. I find it a little sweet, so I cut back on the sugar, celery and onion salt.
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/07/08/moms-sloppy-joes/