Monday, May 17, 2010

My Momma's BBQ

You may call them Sloppy Joes, maybe you call it a Manwich, but round these parts we call it Momma's BBQ.  If you aren't eating this then you just don't know what you're missing.  This recipe is awesome for a crockpot, but just as simple on the stove. Here's how you do it!  

Grab your stuff: Hamburger, Ketchup, Mustard, Brown Sugar, Relish, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Onion, Tomatoes and Shrooms

(Note, this version being shown here is different than original recipe, I threw some extra veggies in for shits and giggles. Original recipe will be posted below.)

Throw your burger in a pot and mash it up real good.  This isn't totally necessary,  but it helps with the mixing later.

  Grate your carrots, chop up the onion, tomatoes, pepper and shrooms. , then mix all of this together with the hamburger. 

Throw in the ketchup, brown sugar, relish, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.  This is also the part where you add the vinegar, but I forgot to add it into the ingredient shot.  I see a habit forming

 Here is a whole pot of nasty looking deliciousness all mixed up and ready to go.  

You can do two things at this point.  Option number one: turn the heat on and bring it to a boil, then simmer it for at least one hour covered and 20 minutes uncovered.  Option number two: throw in some breadcrumbs and make the best damn meatloaf you've ever had.

And there it is.  Forget that crap in a can, this is the way to go.  This measly little spoonful on a piece of bread is my pathetic portion, but those of you that eat like normal people can put a massive pile on a huge hamburger roll and SHOVE IT IN YOUR FACE.

Go for it :)

Momma's BBQ (original recipe)

1 lb. Hamburger (you may use whatever ground meat you like or a combination)
1 C Ketchup 
2 Tablespoons Mustard (yellow)
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Relish
2 Carrots, grated
1 Onion, diced
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder (or use fresh garlic)

Combine all ingredients in a pot and mash together well.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for at least one hour.  Simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Serve.

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Anonymous said...

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David & Antonia said...

Aside from your brown sugar completely looking nasty, this recipe sounds pretty good, my momma however has her own version of meatloaf ;o)

Momma said...

Correction: My recipe does not include green peppers but add them if you like....I'm honored that you shared my recipe.

Jenna said...


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