It occurred to me last night that sloppy joes are another food that only tastes “right” when they’re made the way my mom always did.
This was a dinner I started cooking for the family when I was about 8. To this day, it remains one of my favorite quick meals.
Marilyn’s Sloppy Joes
Brown 2 pounds of lean ground beef. While it browns, add a T. of dried onion and salt to taste.
Drain off the grease as completely as you can.
Put the skillet on a low burner and stir in about 3/4 c. of ketchup, 1/4 c. mustard, and 1/2 c. sweet pickle relish. Stir thoroughly and simmer for about ten minutes.
Of course, this is served on buns. When I was a kid, the special way to eat sloppy joes was when mom placed six squares of cheddar cheese on the top of the sloppy joe meat and covered the pan for a few minutes. Then she dished up the meat onto the buns so we each got a gob of melted cheese on our sloppy joe.