Thursday, May 17, 2007
Cooking with Elizabeth...
Yep, that's my cutie girl!!!! She's sportin' a sweet apron made for her by her Aunt Amy!! Thank you, Aunt Amy!!!
Today, amongst the regular Thursday jobs around the house, Elizabeth and I decided to make Rachael Ray's Super Sloppy Joes for lunch. Remember, our big meal of the day is lunch, so that's why we were cooking this in the middle of the day.
Here's the WONDERFUL recipe! For those of y'all that still open a can of Manwich, try this!! It is super simple and VERY tasty!!!!
Super Sloppy Joes
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.
We also decided to make oven potatoes to go with this. It's a super simple dish, too! The hardest part is chopping the pototoes!!
5 medium sized red potatoes
1 large onion (I used Vidalia today... I wonder why...)
4 garlic cloves (or more if you LOVE garlic like we do!!!)
Extra virgin olive oil
Wash potatoes and leave the skin on. Chop into bite sized pieces and put on a cookie sheet. Chop onion into bite sized pieces and place that on the cookie sheet, too. Rough chop garlic and toss those pieces on top of the potatoes and onions. Drizzle with about 2 T of olive oil, sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper and lightly toss it all together with your fingers. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for about 45 minutes. Half way through, take them out and toss them around to make sure they are cooking evenly on all sides. Enjoy!!!
So... what are you serving your family today?