SLOPPY JOES or MY GOD THIS WAS A BAD IDEA, LOOK AT THE DISASTER THE CHILD HAS MADE OF HIMSELF AND MY TABLE!
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 small onion chopped up very small! (I suck at the chopping part, so expect to find identifiable pieces of onion in your food here)
1 cup of beef broth (or water if you don’t have it) Bullion cubes would work too if you have some of those)
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce (note: it is impossible to spell this word on your own)
1 1/2 cups ketchup
4 tbs of flour
1/4 tsp pepper (or more, your call)
Chop up that onion! Don’t be a wuss, just go do it. Or make someone with some cojones help you out. *Little trick * I keep my onions in the fridge and cut them while they are cold. It seems to help!
Brown your hamburger and onions all at the same time. They get along just fine, I assure you.
Drain off the grease. No one likes grease, except greasers. You’ll know them by their Chuck All-Stars and billy-rock attitudes. They probably won’t care about Sloppy Joes anyway, so go ahead and drain that grease.
Here’s where it gets easy. Dump in your broth, ketchup, W-sauce (I’m not spelling that out EVER again), pepper. Stir all this up THEN add your flour and stir again.
Turn your heat down to low, and let this stuff simmer for about 15 min.
Take the next 15 min to do a number of things:
a. chop up some veggies as a side dish (veggies are important!)
b. have a glass of wine
c. pester the husband/child(ren) about why the table isn’t set
d. have a glass of wine
e. have a glass of wine
f. consider toasting some buns for your Joes.
You can add the Joe meat sauce to sliced bread, buns, (here we have no buns so we use these rolls we find at the store) whatever works really.