18 April 2011

Thrifty Sloppy Joes

McCormick Sloppy Joe Seasoning = $1.57

Flavorite Tomato Paste = $.50 Assorted Spices = not sure, but it has to be less than $1.07!

This recipe is from The Thrifty Cook. I'm not sure if you can get it in print right now, but if you see one at a garage sale, snap it up post haste!

Sloppy Joe Mix
1 T. minced onion
1 t. green pepper flakes
1 t. cornstarch
1/2 t. sugar (we leave this out)
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. celery salt
1/4 t. chili powder

Combine all ingredients. Place on a 6" square of aluminum foil and seal air tight. Repeat recipe to make as many packages as desired. Makes 1 package.

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. mix
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 1/4 c. water
hamburger buns

Brown beef in skillet. Drain off excess fat. Blend in Sloppy Joe Mix. Stir in tomato paste and water. Cover and simmer for ten minutes (we find it may take longer). Serve hot.

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