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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Smokey Joe’s

Who likes Sloppy Joe’s? Well...we certainly do but with a few changes we enjoyed these WAY better! You don’t have to use the canned stuffed to make Sloppy OR Smokey Joe’s. It’s so easy to make the sauce and they are so much tastier! The smoked cheddar cheese sends these little guys over the top and are great to have for a quick weeknight supper. Or just keep the sauce on hand to use as needed....or on nachos!!!
Smokey Joe’s
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion ~ diced
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons flour
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 14-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
Salt to taste
4-6 hamburger buns
Sliced smoked cheddar cheese
1/2 stick butter
In a large skillet, brown the meat and onion together until meat is done.
Add the 1/2 cup water, the BBQ sauce and the canned tomatoes. 
Cook for 5 - 10 minutes until some of the liquid has cooked down.
In a small bowl, combine the flour and the 1 tablespoon of water to make a paste.
Add to the meat mixture and stir to combine.
On a griddle, melt the butter then toast the buns.
Place toasted buns on a plate then top with some of the meat mixture. Add some cheese on top.

Here's the line-up, guys!

Cook the meat and onions 
until the meat is done.

Add the 1/2 cup water, the BBQ 
sauce and the canned tomatoes. 
Cook for 5 - 10 minutes until some 
of the liquid has cooked down.

Allow to heat through.

Add the flour/water mixture and cook 
for a few minutes to thicken the sauce.

Grill up the buns in a little butter!

Serve them open faced or like a 
burger for that true sloppy effect!!