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Sloppy Joes

I got a request earlier this week for Sloppy Joes…well, I aim to please ๐Ÿ˜€ Friday is typically Burger Night, and since Sloppy Joes are made with ground beef and you put it on a hamburger bun…well, there you go. Plus – I like these waaaaaaay better than a burger!

Sloppy Joes

3/4 c ketchup
1 tsp mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c chopped onion & green peppers
1 lb ground beef

Brown ground beef with onions & peppers. Season well with salt & pepper, to taste. While beef is cooking, mix up ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Set aside. Drain grease from beef. Add in ketchup mixture. Stir and then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until completely heated through. Place cooked Sloppy Joe mix on a hamburger bun; top with cheese, if desired.

My kids (and Mike) are not fond of veggies like onions and green peppers, esp the peppers. As an alternative, I just add onion powder (about 1/2 tsp) to my ketchup mix. When I went to Glenn’s Bulk Foods on Monday, I picked up some dehydrated green & red peppers, and thought I’d give it a try tonight (about 1/2 tsp). I loved it! AND I got no complaints about the “green thingies”!

P.S. Kuddos to my fantastic hubby who’s been taking the pics of all my food this week. He’s awesome at photography ๐Ÿ˜€

For your enjoyment, here’s some pics of my crazy kids…LOL

Cade – he’s 8

Clark’s 3

And then there’s Reagan, 6. She’s the craziest one!

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Burger Buns

Tonight is Burger Night and since I have the freedom to make burgers how I want, I used my Burger Bun recipe to actually make Beef Hot Pockets and Pizza Hot Pockets :0)

Burger Buns
4 1/2 c flour
2 pkgs yeast
1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c butter or margarine
1 egg
1 c milk
1/2 c water

Mix 1 1/2 c flour, yeast, and sugar in mixer. Heat milk, water, and margarine in microwave for 1 minute or warm to wrist (not hot). Add to first mixture and let mix for about 5 minutes. Add egg and salt and mix well. Add enough extra flour to make firm dough. Beat for about 5 minutesor until smooth. Let rise for 30 minutes. Form into hamburger buns or hotpockets. Let rise again for another 30 minutes on greased cookie sheets. Bake in 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

I used up some of the leftover roast beef from earlier this week with some shredded cheese to make the beef ones. I used about a tsp of spaghetti sauce, some shredded cheese and mini pepperonies to make the pizza ones.

Here’s what the pizza ones look like in the making process:

Here they are rising.
And here’s the final product:


I really, really like this bread recipe. It’s my favorite and I use it for several different recipes (hamburger buns, hotdog buns, hotpockets, Bacon Bread, ย and Monkey Bread). However, if you are not a homemade bread maker, you can always use frozen bread dough. You’ll just have to follow the directions on the package for the rising process. Oh, and I’ll be posting those other recipes in the future :0)

P.S. For all of you who sent me sweet messages of encouragement, I deeply appreciate it. It’s odd how the smallest of things can trigger depression. I recently switched meds, and it’s helped tremendously. This time around it only lasted a couple of days instead of weeks. I know that your prayers for me were heard, too, b/c I felt them.

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