Oh the Sloppy Joe!
An American Classic!
This tangy sandwich is the perfect comfort food! It is a mess to eat, but worth every napkin!
The iconic Sloppy Joe is said to have surfaced around the early to mid 20th century here in the United States. The name is believed to have originated by a chef named Joe, who served "loose meat" sandwiches topped with tomato sauce in Iowa. On the other hand, this dish is also believed to be of Cuban descent. Throughout these foods life, has been referred by a number of different names depending on the location and region. No matter the name or where the word Sloppy Joe comes from, this dish is absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, the Sloppy Joes often get a bad rep and has been viewed as a "cheap quick" restaurant meal. The LF team is here to fully endorse the Sloppy Joe, as it just brings so much joy and comfort!
A Sloppy Joe Traditionally Consists of:
Ground beef (or pork)
The cooked ground beef mixture is then served hot between two buns.
Talk About the Ultimate Messy Sandwich!
The LF Kitchen Used:
With minimal ingredients, this dish is incredibly simple to make and is done within 30 minutes! Most of the ingredients are probably already in the kitchen. The Sloppy Joe is also incredibly versatile. Experiment with different proteins, sauces, and heat (spice) levels, ultimately creating a messy sandwich perfect for anyone.
To finish this Sloppy Joe, serve with fried potatoes and veggies of choice. Embrace the comfort!
National Sloppy Joe Day: March 18th