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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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