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Sloppy Joes

Who thinks of sloppy joes and immediately thinks of the movie It Takes Two, when one of the Olsen twins tries a sloppy joe for the first time and its falling out everywhere but she can't get enough of it. Kristi Alley is my favorite because of that movie.

"That can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over- the-fence, World Series kind of stuff."

I wouldn't have ever made sloppy joes had that memory not been part of my childhood. Moral of this story is that my children think this is the best meal ever. They are obsessed.

My recipe is super easy and such a crowd pleaser!



2 lbs of ground beef

half diced yellow onion

4 cloves minced garlic

1 cup ketchup

1 TBS dijon mustard

2 TBS tomato paste

3/4 TBS Worcestershire

1/2 TBS chili powder

1/2 TBS salt


Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Brown the beef in a skillet with the onion and garlic. Once everything is cooked, add the ketchup, tomato paste, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, chili powder, and salt. Mix it all, let is cook a few minutes on medium heat to meld the flavors.

Slap it on your favorite hamburger bun. I really like to make my own with fresh milled flour, but if I am on a pinch, I like the Daves organic killer bread hamburger buns.

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May 05

I love all the IT TAKES TWO references….especially the one at the end! This was one of my all time favorite movies growing up!

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