Sloppy Joes: An easy, fast, and frugal meal

Every week I am adding recipes that have worked well for my family. We never had a lot of leftovers and we needed to keep our food budget under control.

Putting these recipes up on this website will serve a number of purposes:

  • If your food tastes are close to mine, you might find some recipes you like. These are inexpensive meals with ingredients that are easily bought at your grocery store. There are notes for Gluten Free and Vegan diet restrictions, meal suggestions, and ways to stretch or store meals for different family sizes, including singles.
  • Even if your tastes or diet requirements are different, it’s an example of using a set of ingredients that one can almost always have on hand. (The secrets include: keep the meals simple, group them under type of protein, and use recipes where the ingredients are similar. In this way, you are almost always prepared to make something out of the things you have on hand.)
  • Being online, my kids can download the recipes for their own use. Having made changes here and there over the years, there are many recipes that no one but me can read. So it’s a legacy for them, too.

I’ve been making this recipe since I was a teenager and my family still loves it. It was one of only three meals I knew how to make. The other two were spaghetti and sauce from a jar and Pot pies from the freezer section of the grocery store.

This week I’ve added one of the simplest meals in my recipe booksUnti: Sloppy Joes.

You can find it under Recipes (and then under the sub-menu Hamburger Recipes) on the menu at the top of the page. Or you can go directly to it by clicking on the link below:

Sloppy Joes

Until next time 🙂