Made these for DD & DH one night for dinner and they really enjoyed them. I did have to leave the lid off while simmering in order to get the sauce to thicken up. The orange juice gave this a little bit of a different flavor, but it was good. Thanks for posting this recipe Kelly.
I had such high hopes for this recipe, but he feedback from my family was so-so. I think the recipe is good, but my family prefers a tangy/spicy sauce rather than a sweet recipe -- who knew!
These were tasty and easy to make. Hubbie and I thought they were a little too sweet-we like things on the spicier side at
Although I liked the simplicity of this recipe, I really didn't care much for the taste of it. It was a little on the watery side so I cooked it for a little longer then suggested. I tasted it and it still need "something". I'm rating the recipe based on following the recipe as-is. However, I added about 1/4 cup of our favorite BBQ Sauce and it tasted heavenly! I would rate a four star with the added BBQ sauce to it. The recipe is a keeper for me but with the added ingredient. I've never had Sloppy Joe out of a can, so, perhaps to some people, this homemade version is an upgrade :-).
Well. This IS embarrassing. I just found a pile of recipes, among which was this one that I made for RSC #9 & turns out I never reviewed it. Many apologies! We loved these! I'm glad I stumbled on the recipe again because it has been requested to eat again soon. Absolutely delicious & sooo much better than the canned sloppy joe stuff or sodium in a packet seasoning! This recipe has really nice flavor - not too anything - well balanced. It's just YUMMY!!! Well done, Kelly!! :)
My family loves this recipe. It is very easy to make and freezes well. We bagged the leftovers and they were great for lunch this week. Instead of tomato sauce, I use 1-6 oz. can of tomato paste plus 1 can of water. We don't use the cayenne pepper. And, when we use a electric mixer, this recipe comes together even faster.
I dont know why, but I didnt get alot of sauce outta this recipe. I too added some garlic powder. I like this alot and will use it as my main "sloppy joe" recipe. I guess I will just have to up the amount of sauce tho.
These were good, and make a very generous portion. I followed some other reviewers and added 4 cloves garlic, 1 red pepper and halved the OJ and brown sugar. These changes worked out well, and gave it a nice balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy. I did have to add about 50% more tomato sauce though, otherwise it would have been too dry. Overall a good sloppy joe though.
Thought these were really good! The soy sauce and the oj give it a very unique taste. This will now be one of three sloppy joe recipes that my family will regularly use. Thanks Kelly!
This is a weekly recipe in my house. Easy and delicious!