I grew up in the Midwest in the 60’s eating various and assorted “loose-meat” sandwiches, mainly Maid-Rites or Tavern Burgers. I never heard the word Sloppy Joe until I was an adult and moved away, and then no-one seemed to know what a Maid-Rite was!
I know I’ve said I don’t really “get” casseroles! Cook a bunch of good food, mix it together and recook it! But even I get how nice it is to pull a pan of hot, bubbly, and cheesy deliciousness out of the oven, plop it on the table and call “Dinner!” And this Sloppy Joe Casserole qualifies!
Sloppy Joes. I don’t know if I ever used a recipe for the basic Sloppy Joe. They always seemed to come from standing in front of the fridge and rummaging through the cupboards as the clock struck five and I was wondering what to make for dinner!
There are times when I look through my recipe box & feel a little guilt. My head’s so wrapped around whole grains, vegetables and healthy stuff that these old recipes seem, well, old-fashioned. But
these Zesty Sloppy Joes are so good – and so perfect for a crowd it might be time to resurrect them. Think game day, a child’s birthday or any event with a crowd, year round, when you don’t want to man the grill. And just for today, let it go…