the sloppy joe – elongated

September 2nd, 2007 · 5 Comments

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necessity being the mother of invention, i used what i had.  leftover from my lobster rolls of two weeks ago were four frozen but perfectly good hot dog buns.  a great excuse to bust out the frozen ground beefalo and hopefully make two kids happy two nights in a row.

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i had eye spied this recipe early last month from ‘the clumsy cook‘ and never got to it – but today was the day.  i did add the bit of sugar that ms. clumsy left out of the original ‘saveur’ recipe but cut back on the ketchup by about 1/4 cup as i ran out.  it’s hard to wreck this one with slight changes.  it’s that sweet beefy mass of meat atop a grilled and buttered bun with a slice of thick slab bacon on top.  i mean, really…

so all that rounded out with some roasted okra, a bit of stokes mayo for dipping – and a nice dill pickle.

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kid food can rock – but it’ll kill ya.

Tags: beef · sandwich

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 yveala // Sep 2, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    hi..as a fellow ny’er, lover of good food, good recipes and most definately a fellow fret-er, let me just say i feel connected and have just recently become a somewhat of a regular…i made your stuffed bell peppers for my not so easy to please family this week and no need to fret about that meal..i was a superstar.
    next .. eggplants.
    thanx, yveala

  • 2 clumsy // Sep 4, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Yay! I’m so glad you loved this! You are so right, it would be pretty damn hard to mess up something that involves a buttered bun and bacon! :D

  • 3 cookiecrumb // Sep 4, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    You owed them this after the orrechiette.
    (Kidding.)
    BTW: Bacon? John Mayer? Can I come over?

  • 4 Butta Buns // Sep 4, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, what damn lucky kids! I love the bacon, that’s such an awesome touch.

  • 5 claudia // Sep 5, 2007 at 8:57 am

    yveala – eggplant is so good just simply grilled with a touch of olive oil and some good salt sprinkled on top. even a spray olive oil would work great and less fat…

    clumsy – thanks for the inspiration!

    cookie – i think they liked the pasta more than this one… you just never know with kids. and as for john mayer – we took the boy for his 13th birthday – his first concert. he knew every lyric and could name that song in under 5 notes!

    butta – the bacon was niman ranch and it was wonderful…

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