Monday, July 23, 2012

Sloppy Joe Sliders

I love scouring food blogs for recipes that are familiar, and made from scratch. I am on a mission to cook and eat healthier by ridding my kitchen of processed foods. I know I can't possibly get rid of all processed foods, as I love condiments and cheeses, but I am working on replacing boxed and canned foods with homemade versions I make from scratch.

When I post or recommend a recipe, I like to make it more than once to be sure that the flavor and texture is consistent. Too many times I've read posts where the commenters got different results when they tried out the same recipe. I also like to make sure it is a recipe that I would try more than once simply because I like it and want to incorporate it into my cooking routine. Today's recipes are ones that I will continue to make, and share with family and friends.

Here's how to make a delicous sloppy joe slider...

Today's sloppy joe recipe came from a blog I discovered last month, The Pioneer Woman. I not only enjoy her recipes, I really enjoy reading her humorous posts.

The rolls for the sloppy joe sliders came from another blog I discovered last month, For The Love of Cooking. I enjoy reading through her recipes as they are simple to make, and taste delicious.

To see and print the recipes from today's post, go here for the sloppy joe recipe, and here for the whole wheat rolls recipe. I thought it would be easier to just send you to their sites as they have a print button and I haven't figured out how to install one yet, and perhaps you will look around and find some wonderful recipes from their blogs to try : )

Although I am a grown woman, I have to admit that I still love sloppy joe. I like to make a big batch and take it for my lunch during the week, and freeze some for when I want a quick snack or perhaps dinner. Unfortunately, my recipe uses a can of that manly sloppy joe mix, but I also doctored it up with ketchup, bbq sauce, green pepper, and onion. Not only did I like my recipe, but many people have asked me for it and used it on special occasions. I even sold it at the specialty meat market and deli I used to work at before I moved to California. So I especially like The Pioneer Woman's sloppy joe recipe because it tastes just like my recipe, only it doesn't have the can of processed sloppy joe mix, or the processed bbq sauce. It does use ketchup, but I got over my guilt by buying organic ketchup ; )

Gotta have pickles with my sloppy joe!

I was so excited when I found the whole wheat roll recipe as I was feeling a bit guilty for using white bread flour in the new Mom's Dinner Rolls recipe I blogged about last week. This whole wheat roll recipe has all the same ingredients as the Mom's Dinner Rolls recipe except that you exchange 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour for 1 1/4 cups of the white bread flour. Also, the whole wheat roll recipe insists that you not use plastic wrap to cover the rolls while they rise. I have to admit that I covered them with plastic wrap and was ready to let them rise, but then I quickly replaced it with a towel because I had put to much time into making them to take a chance at ruining them. See...

If you print the recipe for the whole wheat rolls, be sure to write the baking temperature which is 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. It was included in the blog post, but forgotten on the printable recipe.

While making the sloppy joe, I cut the recipe in half. I used 1/2 Tbls. worchestershire sauce, and the tomato paste that was an optional ingredient. I didn't use the butter or hot sauce though.

If you decide to try these delicious recipes, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do : )

O.K., I'm off to post over at...



  1. yum!

    i love sloppy joes. and pickles. can't wait to try this!! cute moving pic. reminds me of my disappearing cuties post. =)

    nice to see you on m.p.m.! i know it's been a while since i posted one. glad you are keeping up and checking in so you know when i've done a new one!!

  2. sloppy joe always reminds me of school where we used to have them. I loved eating them but haven't had one in years. it's strange how food can make one feel so nice.

    delicious moving picture. have a great week.

  3. The sloppy Joe's look fantastic! I am glad you liked the rolls. Thanks for the shout out and link back to my site.

  4. Oh yum, I really do like the Pioneer Woman's recipe...everyone of them sound and look delicious...this looks sooo good!!

  5. Love that you even made your own rolls!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!