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History "The Sloppy Joe"

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. E_just_E

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    In the upper Midwest I lived for a while, they just called it "hamburger" and it was a 3 ingredient dish:

    Hamburger
    Ketchup
    Yellow mustard

    About 2:1 Ketchup:Mustard and enough to an almost runny consistency, after the beef was browned. Beef juices still there. Served in soft plain buns.
     
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  3. nitrofd

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    In honor of sloppy Joe day I though I should bump this thread.
     
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  4. Pat Young

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    What made them decide to call the thing a "Manwhich" I wonder. I'm guessing that when they first appeared most were cooked by women.
     
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    :bounce: do I hear an MCP.:help:
     
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    What is an MCP?
     
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    I wondered if the Sloppy Joe was invented by the napkin industry.
     
  8. nitrofd

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    Male Chauvenist.
     
  9. LoriAnn

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    Food Wishes has a fun variation on the Sloppy Joe ~ Sloppy Dip.

    My family ended up treating it like chili. We still eat it with bread, but the bread is for dunking. It's a big favorite, and I swear it's even better the next day.
     
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    My recipe for what we here in PA Dutch country call barbecue sandwiches, or just "barbecues," is a lot like what @E_just_E described: hamburger, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar and I usually sauté onions in it, too. Best served on a potato roll. But pork barbecue is big around here, too, not to be confused with pulled pork. It's more like pulled pork with the sauce I described above. And it does freeze well--I always double the recipe and freeze half. Kids love it.
     
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    I think we shall try this as it does sound like a winner.
     

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