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.


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'!"


  1. I love sloppy joes. Never tried them with BBQ sauce before. nice idea! I like mine with bacon.

  2. Donna- I've never tried them with bacon before. I'm gonna' try that.

  3. Tasty...and with corn on the cob, perfect!! Bacon, Donna-YUM!

  4. That sandwich sounds so very YUMMY! It really has unique flavors. This is a definite must try for me. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  5. I think BBQ sauce is so much better than the regular sloppy joe sauce. You did a fantastic job, I sure could go for one of these right now!

  6. I agree that BBQ sauce is much better than sloppy joe sauce. I also made something similar with Country Bob's a while back and it turned out great as well.

  7. My husband, he would drool himself to death. It's probably good he is at work right now lol.

  8. Sounds really good - I need to try these. My husband loves sloppy joes.