Sunday, March 4, 2012

Recipe - Sloppy Jacks

Sloppy Jacks

Sloppy Jacks are our version of the traditional Sloppy Joes that are a favorite of our youngest, Jack.

The method is very loose, so I'll describe it here rather than try to call it a recipe!  

  • Start by browning your ground meat (beef, pork or a combination). 
  • Add a can (or 2) of drained pinto beans.  
  • Season with generous amounts of onion powder (that way there are no yucky onion chunks for anyone to complain about) and garlic powder.  
  • For the sauce squirt in about a cup (I never measure, so I'm guessing) of ketchup, then about half as much mustard.  
  • Keep playing with the amounts of each until you have a flavor and consistency that you like.  
  • If I'm feeling very ambitious I'll throw in a little vinegar and balance that with brown sugar, maybe salt & pepper if I think of it.  
  • Taste as you go and see what you like!  Serve on buns, or if you're like Jack, scoop it up with potato chips!


  1. Nice to meet you. Good luck with A-Z. I look forward to your posts.

  2. Interesting recipe - I love that you, like me, avoid the big onion chunks. Too slimy!

    Nice to e-meet you. Look forward to reading more posts. :-)