Swole Meal – Sloppy Joe

Chef in Jeans August 22, 2014 Cuisine 1 Comment on Swole Meal – Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe is not just a staple of Americana, its a recipe I think all men should know.  Its quick, easy, you can make a ton of it at once to eat off for a long time, you can freeze and reheat it with little loss to flavor, and its meat, lots and lots of meat.  The recipe and procedure are both fairly simple and straight forward and for most guys you probably wont even have to go get anything specifically for this.  I’ve broken this recipe down so that it scales very easily depending on how much meat you want to cook off.  For the sake of simplicity I’ll be basing the entire recipe on one pound of meat.



  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (90/10) If you cant get or dont have meat that lean you’ll simply have to skim the excess fat off after you cook the beef, but before you add anything else
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of steak sauce (I like A1)
  • 1 tbsp of spicy mustard
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp of powdered or granulated onion
  • 1 tsp of powdered or granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of beef base or 1 beef bouillon cube
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: A dash of liquid smoke

Do Work!

  1. Set the pot over high heat and let it get nice and hot
  2. Add in the beef and use your spoon or spatula to break it up while it cooks.  You want to bust it up as much as possible, it’ll make for a more homogeneous, and better tasting Joe
  3. Once the meat is cooked, if you used a grind of beef fattier then 90/10 you’ll want to turn the heat off for a few minutes and let the fat rise to the surface where you can skim it off (by mathis), not all of it, but most of it.
  4. Add in EVERYTHING else, and stir
  5. Cook over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until the meat gets tender and loses that chew mealy texture
  6. Slap on bread or into a bowl and enjoy


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1 Comment

  1. Wandering MGTOW August 22, 2014 at 11:12 am

    This sounds yummy. Let me share my recipe.
    Open 1 can of your favorite chili.
    Add 1 dollop your favorite hot sauce (mine’s habanero ).
    Heat and serve.

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