The good kind, that is. Actually, the negative connotations of that simple phrase momentarily eluded me until it was brought to my attention. Get your mind out of the gutter, kids.
Anyway, as I sort of mentioned in my first entry, I have an anxious compilation of pictures from my eating excursions as well as cooking combats (with my kitchen, at least) awaiting their debut. Hence, the next several blogs may not be in chronological order. Nevertheless, they will be as thorough and enticing as possible. The objective here is obviously to make your mouth water. Now this, this is a given. But, what I really want to get my readers to do is to become more conscious of their consumable surroundings regardless of city, state or country and to enjoy the simple joys of their very own kitchen.
Speaking of kitchen, mine is regularly messy because no matter how hard I try to maintain its cleanliness, the cooking (or eating) never seems to end. For instance, this Sloppy Joe (as pictured above) got me and my friends sloppy for seconds. Even though it wasn’t made from scratch, the adjustments that were made here and there made it undeniably good. I encourage you to try it!
Sloppy Joes (the ones that call for Sloppy Seconds)
Serves 3 to 4
1 lb ground beef (lean)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 large jalapeno, minced
1 tspn black pepper
1 tspn sriracha sauce, or to taste
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tspn worcestershire sauce
1 tbspn brown sugar
1 tspn white vinegar
1 can del monte sloppy joe sauce (better than manwich)
Cook according to instructions on the can.