Smoky Joes

Hands-On Time: 10min
Ready In: 40min
Yield: 4
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Calling all napkins! These are tangy, sweet, and sloppy -- just the way you like them -- but with a delectable hint of smokiness. If you don't have smoked paprika (also called pimenton) or chipotles (which are smoked jalapenos), try substituting half a teaspoon of liquid smoke.



  1. In a large skillet over high heat, sauté the beef, onions, and garlic until the beef is cooked and browning, and all the liquid has boiled off (around 10 minutes).
  2. Turn the heat down to low, then add the spices and cook, stirring, for a few seconds.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients, then partially cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  4. Divide the mixture among the buns and serve.
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I have been eating a variation of this since my childhood. When mom was out shopping on the weekends, my dad would make up his specialty called "sloppy joe's". Now he is famous for it with all the grandkids and they have started calling it "sloppy jerry's" after him. When ever we all get together, it is a staple, knowing we are going to have "sloppy jerry's". I was anxious to try this recipe to see how it compared to his. You know what I found, they were pretty much indentical. Now when we get together I can tell him to go relax or play with the grandkids and I have the "Sloppy Jerrys" covered.

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This is such a quick, easy simple, weeknight kind of dinner meal. The boys were having a playdate I was going to call them over to help me, and before I knew it, I had already made them. The only chopping that had to be done was the onion and garlic. I knew if they knew those ingredients were going into the smoky joe, they probably wouldn't eat it. So by the time I chopped the onion and garlic, browned my meat and threw the rest of the ingredients in, it was done. I only got photo's of them eating it. This is a one pot meal. You can serve it with some healthy chips on the side and all you will end up with is one pot to clean.

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Perfect for busy weeknights or weekend dinner. You could also made a big pot of this if having the baseball or soccer team over. Consider trying turkey instead of beef for this great family meal!

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