Sloppy Joes


I used to make Sloppy Joes from scratch. That was, until I attended a party at Jim’s. He served the best Sloppy Joes and I begged him for the recipe. He told me to follow the instructions on the back of the McCormick Sloppy Joes Seasoning Mix packet. I said, “Seriously?” And he said, “Ya-huh” or something to that effect. And I’ve been in a committed relationship with McCormick ever since! Over the years, I’ve added a few ingredients, like onions and cheese. Here’s my version of Sloppy Joes:


1 lb. ground hamburger

½ c sweet onion, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1 pkg. McCormick Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix

1-6 oz. can tomato paste

hamburger buns

American cheese slices, optional


Brown hamburger over medium heat. Add chopped onion while browning. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in seasoning mix, tomato paste, and 1 ¼ cups water. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, warm buns by buttering top and bottom bun and place face down in skillet over medium/low heat for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve Sloppy Joe meat on buns; top with American cheese if desired.

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