When I was a kid my Mom always made Sloppy Joes. Except we didn’t actually call them Sloppy Joes. We called them Manwich. Because of the can. I never really thought about the word Manwich until about five seconds ago. I mean, what kind of word is that anyway? Are they trying to say that only men can have this sandwich? I mean, I guess Girlwich doesn’t have the same ring to it, and you can’t really call it Personwich because then people are going to think it’s made from PEOPLE.
Basically, they should have rethought the whole name thing really.
And FYI, when I was a kid I used to each two manwiches. So there.
Let me tell you, this Sloppy Joe’s recipe is most certainly NOT from a can. It’s way better than a can. It’s probably the best Sloppy Joe I’ve ever had.
I mean, it’s from America’s Test Kitchen, so obviously it’s a winner. I think actually the only thing I would change about the recipe is using a leaner ground beef. We usually get 90% ground beef or even turkey, and there was A LOT of fat when everything was settled and it bothers me and hubby’s stomach’s for a bit. It was still delicious, don’t get me wrong, but I prefer the leaner ground beef. I think next time I make this I will try it with ground turkey since I LOVE using ground turkey.
From Slow Cooker Revolution
- 2 slices high-quality white sandwich bread, torn into quarters
- 1/2 cup whole milk (I used skim)
- 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (I used canola)
- 2 onions, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 15oz can tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp hot sauce