I made this for the 2012 Pick A Chef in the Contest forums. I wanted to try this since I am looking for ways to satisfy my daughters cravings for this type of food. I refuse to buy the canned junk of this like Manwich which is disgusting personally. I did not put all of the green pepper in it since I am trying to sneak it into her food without her realizing exactly what she is eating. I thought that it was a bit bland, I think it needed more of something. However my daughter ate two helping of it and declared its the best she has ever eaten. So it is a plus in my books. I think this would be a good recipe to sneak other vegetables into your kids food without them even knowing it.
I liked the texture of the meat. It was not falling apart. But it was a little bit too tomato-taste for us. Next time I'll use less tomato paste or sauce and maybe add ketchup in it for the sweetness. It was great with some cheese and a little bit of mustard for me. Thanks One Little Deer :) Made for PAC Fall 2011
We really enjoyed this recipe. My family loves sloppy joes and this recipe had a nice balance of spices. My only question was on the amounts of tomato sauce (8oz) & tomato paste (14oz). I wonder if they didn't get switched. I followed my instincts & used a 15oz can of sauce & a 6oz can of paste instead. I was only using 1 lb of ground beef, but I still had to add about 3/4 cup of beef broth in order to incorporate the paste & have something leftover to simmer. Aside from that, these were delicious sloppy joes. I served them with 40 Minute Hamburger Buns. Thanks for sharing another great recipe, One Little Deer! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :) http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0