Tasty Sloppy Joe’s, also known in our house as kidwiches. This simple recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes which is a big plus for busy moms. Another big plus is that kids love the taste and they especially love that they don’t need a fork to eat it. Anytime you serve a meal that kids can eat with her hands it’s sure to be a winner. #mommymeals
What are some of your kids favorite meals? Have you ever counted how many of those meals can be aten with your hands? I bet it’s a lot! I had my kids make a list of their favorite foods, to help with menu planning. I was really surprised at how many of the items could be eaten with your hands, it was like 80% of their list. My take away from reading their lists if I make foods that they can eat with her hands it’s less of the battle at mealtime.
Sloppy Joe’s are one of those foods that you can eat with your hands and as a mom I love it because it’s pretty easy to make. Sloppy Joe’s have always been a go to meal for those nights when I just don’t have the desire to cook or the patience to fight with finicky eaters. It’s never been one of my favorite meals until I ditched the can sauces and started making my own.
If you’ve never made your own Sloppy Joe sauce you should really give it a try. It’s pretty easy to do, it only takes a few minutes more, it uses ingredients you probably already have on hand and it tastes so much better.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
1 pound ground beef
8 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 hamburger buns
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Simple Sloppy Joes (aka Kidwiches)
In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic, onions and peppers in oil until translucent. Set aside. **If your kids don’t like peppers and onions, you can eliminate this step.
Using the same skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain off liquid.
Stir in the pepper/onion mixture, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, and onion powder, mix thoroughly. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Serve on buns with a dill pickle spear and some chips.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ onion, finely chopped (optional)
- ½ bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 4 hamburger buns
- pickle spears
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic, onions and peppers in oil until translucent. Set aside.
- Using the same skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain off liquid.
- Stir in the pepper/onion mixture, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, and onion powder, mix thoroughly. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Serve on buns with a dill pickle spear and some chips.
What are your kids favorite finger food?
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