Sloppy Joe’s for Chef Inspired Dishes #SundaySupper

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I know what your thinking, out of all the dishes I could have recreated from any Famous Chef and I choose Sloppy Joe’s, well give this Momma a break because I’m recently back in the kitchen with a few spouts of morning sickness still. Besides, this awesome recipe comes from none other Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman!!!! AH!! I’ve loved her from the moment I started watching The Food Network Channel. Plus, I’ve always wanted to make Sloppy Joe’s and never have! No seriously don’t laugh, I really haven’t. This was an all around win win for me because I’ve never made one of her recipes.

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When I was asked to host this awesome theme, I was so happy because being new to the cooking world, The Food Network Channel and the Cooking Channel were my “go-to programs” for a long time. I’ve spent my life trying to find my “Nitch”, trying to find exactly what I was good at. Even though I’m not really sure exactly when I realized I was not only good at cooking, but actually enjoyed it, I do remember that it wasn’t until I started providing for my family.  I gave up the corporate world to stay home and raise my daughter, and though I miss it everyday and it was one of the hardest decisions of my life, I’m thankful because I was able to find exactly what I was good at. I really needed that something to be good at, I needed something to make me feel accomplished again, I consider myself lucky that that something, had become cooking. I enjoyed all of the competitive reality cooking shows, when chefs are timed to complete challenges, competing against others to win money or a title. Then as I started to get to know who these guest judges were that were starring on these competitive shows like Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, or Bobby Flay, I started researching them on The Food Network Channel, then I started watching their individual shows.  I learnt so much in so little time (though I still CAN NOT cut an onion correctly). The tips they gave while cooking, the way they handled certain foods, I even started admiring a lot of the cookware they used. I slowly started writing a “Kitchen Wish List”, I started pinning my dream kitchens on pinterest, and before I knew it, my blog turned into Momma’s Meals!

So that was my little story, and now onto the main event!!!!! Here is the recipe I made from The Pioneer Woman, and make sure you check out my fellow #SundaySupper Celebrity Chef Inspired Dishes below!! These are good folks!


2 Tablespoons Butter
2-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-1/2 cup Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (optional)
Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
Kaiser Rolls

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Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, what I do is chop everything I can chop and measure as many ingredients I can so I’m all ready to add them in when the directions call for it.

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Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat and discard.

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft.

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Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

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Spread rolls with butter and brown on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls, topping with a slice of cheese if you really want to be bad! I remained good this time around!

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Starters or Snacks :

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog – Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper

Linda at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa

Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn

Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup

Jeff at The Catholic Foodie – Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh

Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee – Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli


The Main Dish:

Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s  Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples

Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun

Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends – Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots

Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi

Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Ree Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s

Lane over at Supper for a Steal – Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken

Tara from Noshing with the Nolands – Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini

Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by,  Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene – Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf

Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes – Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches

Becca from It’s Yummilicious – Ina Garten’s Grown Up Bacon Mac & Cheese

Alice at  Hip Foodie Mom – Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon

Jen over at  Juanita’s Cocina – The Neely’s White Turkey Chili

Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis

Isabel at Family Foodie – Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet – Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse

Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen – Cheesy Poblano Chicken

Patti at Comfy Cuisine – Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese

Roxanne over at The Roxx Box – Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille

Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom – Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’

Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s pickled pork

Elisabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle – Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice


Amazing Sides:

Megan from I Run For Wine – Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme

Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip –  Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate

Shelby at  Diabetic Foodie – Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten

Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles – Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto


Sweet Endings:

Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart

Conni at The Foodie Army Wife – Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake

Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes – Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart

Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake

Katy over at Happy Baking Days – Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart

Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen – Southern Tea Cakes

Amy over at Kimchi MOM – Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry – Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares

Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts

Wine Pairings: 

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog


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28 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe’s for Chef Inspired Dishes #SundaySupper

  1. Thank you so much for hosting #SundaySupper today! I’m glad you are feeling better and was able to cook for the event too. Sloppy Joe’s are good (homemade ones, of course) and I do like this recipe.

  2. Whatever recipe makes you happy Tammi. I think simple things are perfect choices. Nice story about how you got started with your blog, and there´s really no need to know how to cut an onion! jaja! Have a great Sunday, and thanks for hosting!

  3. I am honored to have you hosting this week’s #SundaySupper event. It is a great theme and you have done such a good job coordinating it. It is interesting to see this post…as I was reading it, I realized that it would be so nice to see ourselves through the eyes of other people…. I see you and I am amazed at how many things you are good at. You are an amazing Mom, wife and you have a natural ability to make others feel special. Thank you for all that you do! Don’t give up on your dreams… like I wrote in my post about Paula Deen… If you can dream it, you can make it happen.

  4. There’s absolutely NO reason to knock sloppy joes in my mind, Momma! They rank right up there in the comfort food category with the grown up bacon mac & cheese that I made this week! Thanks for hosting my very first Sunday Supper!

  5. I totally know how you feel about struggling to find your niche – I have flitted back and forth between things my whole life it seems…not in a non-commital way but I feel like I’m always finding new interests that I get involved with!

    Anyway, I love a good sloppy joe! I don’t eat red meat anymore, but I’ve really come to love making mine with ground turkey breast instead of beef…still SO good! They definitely take me back to childhood – those were the best…and getting messy was part of the fun!

  6. I completely understand how you feel about looking for something you can thrive at while being a SAHM! I’ve struggled with that myself for the past 2+ years since deciding to stay home! That’s how my blog got started too!! 🙂

    Thank you so much for hosting this week’s #SundaySupper! And even though sloppy joes may be ‘simple’, anything from Ree is delicious & yours look like they were a winner!!

    1. Thanks Jaime! I’ve heard a lot of SAHM’s say this and you have no idea how much that makes me feel better, it’s nice to know you are not alone in the daily struggles!

  7. Just recently found out who Ree Drummond is when I started blogging. I know I lived under a rock before. Love her!! And this sloppy joe!! Thanks for hosting at #SundaySupper.

    1. Hey Brianne!! It’s so nice to know when you share the same battles with others, makes me feel not so alone lol. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Congrats for finding your passion! Sloppy Joes remind me of my childhood. Dad didn’t like them, so whenever he worked 4-to-12, we’d have them for dinner.

  9. One of the things I enjoy about the #SS experience is that I’m constantly reminded of foods I enjoy, but for one reason or another have gotten away from. Sloppy Joe’s is one of those foods. Great recipe – pinning!

  10. The funny thing about cooking for me is I always knew it was what I was good at and passionate about. But I never saw a way to utilize that passion before. My blog became an outlet for me to share my passion and it has inspired me to pursue other food dreams of mine. Stay tuned for a big new years resolution surprise from me later on. 🙂 By the way I love sloppy joes, it is one of those kids dishes that I never grew out of.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting this week’s fabulous event. Everyone loves sloppy joe’s. It’s a wonderful dish to feature and I’m glad to hear you are feeling better.

  12. I love Ree! She was the very first blog I ever followed who gave me the inspiration to create my first blog in 2008. I was so excited when she got her cook book & cooking show. Great recipe & hope you are feeling better!

  13. Such a lovely post and a lovely host for #SundaySupper! I chose to stay home after my second child. It is rewarding just as much as it is challenging. I’m glad that cooking brings you such comfort! These sloppy Joes are awesome!

  14. I can totally relate re: leaving the corporate world to stay at home and raise your kids. . I just quit my job in July and now am at home full-time. I have 2 daughters, ages 2 and 5. Now’s the time to do it right? they will only be this age once? anyway, I too have found joy in cooking!!! 🙂 and your sloppy joe’s look awesome!! thanks for sharing!

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