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
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.