Can I be honest here? I've never been a huge fan of Sloppy Joe's. So, when my oldest son came home from school lunch telling me how much he loved them, I resigned myself to making them once in awhile. Sauce from a can? Hmmm... not that great.
Enter Shirley J's!
Shirley J is a local food mix company. They offer mixes of everything from a dry BBQ sauce to bread mixes. They sent me some products to try, and this recipe is the first. (All opinions are my own.)
The BBQ "sauce" is actually dry powder that you then add liquid to. Sounds funny, but it's so nice! It's amazing the flexibility that a powder creates, allowing you to mix in lots of different liquids! This Sloppy Joe recipe was a hit- getting a thumbs up from my oldest!
BBQ Sloppy Joes
Shirly J recipes
1/2 cup Shirley J BBQ Sauce Mix
1 lb ground beef
1 diced onion
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
In a large skillet, brown hamburger and onion. Drain extra grease and discard.
While meat is cooking, combine the rest of the ingredients in a separate sauce pan. Simmer 2-3 minutes, and add to browned hamburger. Mix well, and simmer for 10 more minutes. Serve on buns with lots of napkins!