Sloppy Joes and Corn on the Cob

June 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Posted in Corn on the Cob, Hamburger, Lunch, Main Dish, Paula Deen, Sloppy Joes, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tonight’s main course is courtesy of RetiredDad9877 at AllRecipes.  His dish is called Tonya’s Terrific Sloppy Joes.  I changed a couple of things (like cutting the recipe in half and a couple of other things) and they turned out very well.

Ingredients and Instructions for Corn on the Cob:

4 ears of fresh corn on the cob

3 tbsp. salt

3 tbsp. sugar

water – lots of water

Fill a deep pot with the salt, sugar and water.  I used my big pasta pot.  Cover and bring to a rapid boil.  Pull the husks off the corn (this is the messy part):


and break each ear in half; set aside while you wait for the water to boil.  Now, start the Sloppy Joes!

Ingredients and Instructions for Sloppy Joes:

1 pound hamburger

2 tbsp. onion powder

1/4 cup chopped celery

9 ounces ketchup (yep, I measured it in my measuring cup)

1 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp. mustard powder

1 good squeeze of a quarter of a lemon

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst thing:  using a big skillet, brown the hamburger, onion powder and celery on medium-high heat.  I used my Speed Slicer Plus for the first time to slice my celery.  It was a blast!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI couldn’t use the gripper since the celery was so tiny (compared to a potato, kwim?) but it was fun and the celery turned out so pretty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI never imagined that slicing celery could be so much fun.  I even called my hubby into the kitchen to see how cute the celery turned out.

Anyway – back to the cooking…once the hamburger mixture is browned, mix the ketchup with the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard powder and lemon juice.  Stir it together and pour it on top of the hamburger:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGently mix together, lower heat to LOW and cover for about 15 minutes.


Your water should be at a full, rolling boil.  Slowly add the corn and be careful not to splatter hot water on yourself.  Cover and keep burner on HIGH and let it boil for about 10 minutes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it’s close to 10 minutes, use your tongs and pull up an ear, pierce with a fork to see if it’s ready.  If so, yay!  Take the corn out and place in serving bowl with a ton of butter (yes, Paula Deen must love cooks like me!).

Back to the Sloppy Joes:  pour the hamburger mixture into serving bowl with a spoon, take to the table with hamburger buns.  Sit back and watch your family devour supper (or lunch).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI also opened a can of pork and beans.  Thank you, Jay and Duke at Bush’s Baked Beans for the Country Style Baked Beans!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow, off to AllRecipes to write up a review on the Sloppy Joes.  I need to let RetiredDad9877 know that my son ate THREE of his Sloppy Joes and I ate one and hubby ate one HUGE open-faced Sloppy Joe (probably the equivalent to two Sloppy Joes?).

~ Patty


p.s., I went over to AllRecipes and reviewed the recipe AND submitted my edited version!


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