Monday, April 7, 2008

Sloppy Joes, my way

Growing up, my mom didn't really cook. She made a few things every once in a while, but basically, my dad did the cooking. This recipe was one my mom did make, and frequently. I'm not sure where she got the recipe, but I love it. It's great for a quick meal, and the leftovers work great for next-day lunches. I've never really liked tomato-y sloppy joes, and I'm pretty sure growing up with this recipe was at least a little responsible. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Gumbo Burgers
Recipe from my mom
*Serves 4-6*
Prep Time – 5 min
Cook Time – 15 min
INGREDIENTS:
1 - 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (ground turkey or chicken work well too)
1 small onion, chopped or minced
½ cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
1 can chicken gumbo soup
DIRECTIONS:
Brown the ground beef with onion, salt, & pepper. Drain off any excess fat.
Add remaining ingredients; mix together. Simmer for about 10 min. Spoon onto hamburger buns. Serve with chips.

1 comment:

angielquick said...

Elizabeth...my family has a version of this that my husband and I are addicted to! It so good but one that you are almost embarassed to serve company...or at least embarassed to tell them whats in it. We call is Houn Grule...not sure why. Here is our version...
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 c. onion
2 T ketchup
2 T mustard
1 can chick gumbo soup
1/2t. salt
1/4t. pepper

Very similar!! Can't wait to try your version!