Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Upper East Side Sloppy Joe's
Okay, you're probably wondering about the name of this sandwich.
Well, I created this recipe and I live on the upper East side of town, and one of the key ingredients in this sandwich is a BarBQ sauce made right here in a Market on the Upper East side of town called EAST MAIN MARKET!
The sweet and tangy Hickory Smoke Flavored BarBQ sauce is extraordinarily good. It will be a new staple when I shop there from now on.
I shop the EAST MAIN MARKET especially for the large selection of delicious freshly cut deli meats, and the owner Trevier Minton, also carries many of the products from THE HILL in St. Louis. (If you ever visit St. Lou and you don't go to THE HILL...well, you've missed out! It is an authentic Italian Village with THE BEST restaurants and little grocers this side of Sicily!
Anyway, this is not an Italian dish, but one I created for my sons when they still lived at home. Big AL and I still enjoy a good sloppy Joe every now and then, and it is a very affordable main dish when you must feed a crowd for an informal gathering.
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup EAST MAIN MARKET KANSAS CITY STYLE BBQ SAUCE
2 T. ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion (I used Vidalia, because that's my onion of choice)
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper (you can use more but my fellas aren't lovers of green pepper)
Brown beef with onion and green pepper. Drain any grease. Add rest of ingredients and stir till mixed well and simmer about 20 minutes.
I served these with whole wheat hamburger buns, sprinkled with shredded cheddar and dill pickle slices. Corn on the cob and baked beans on the side.
*About the sauce: I paid $2.49 for my 21 oz. bottle at the market. I'm sure Trevior would ship a bottle or two if you would like to try it with you covering the shipping and handling ,of course.
His address is:
East Main Market
1006 East Main St.
West Frankfort, Ill. 62896
Phone # is 618-932-2438.
"Tell him Sherri sent ya'!"