Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sloppy Joes, Carrots, Round Fries

This sloppy joe recipe is from my great-grandma.

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/4 c ketchup
2 T vinegar
3 T mustard
1 (11.5 oz) can tomato juice
4 T brown sugar
1 T Worcester sauce
4-8 rolls or hamburger buns

1 large potato, cut into thin circles
steak seasoning or salt and pepper

1/3 lb baby carrots

In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with onion. Drain off fat. Add next 6 ingredients (ketchup through Worcester sauce). Simmer on low for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every half hour, until thick. Serve on buns.

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place potato slices in a single layer. Spray with more cooking spray. Season with steak seasoning or salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until desired crispiness.


Holly K said...

Listing ounces when it comes to most canned ingredients reassures me. How big a can of tomato juice are we talking? Because my default is the huge cans I use for pots of soup, but I'm not sure that's what you mean.

Rachelle said...


Great question. Unfortunately, I don't have an exact answer yet. Once I go to the store and buy the tomato juice, I can certainly update the recipe with specifics.

The tomato juice in the recipe is the kind that comes in a can similar to a soda pop can. I find it on the isle with the fruit juices. Hope this helps until this afternoon!