Munchies in Minutes is a bi-weekly series by Staff Reporter Nathan Clark in which he will walk you through the step-by-step process of making healthy, easy and delicious food! Stay tuned for videos with Munchies in Minutes soon!
Of course it’s not too early for a sloppy joe! It’s never too early for sloppy joe. Even if it’s 3 a.m. and you’re the only person awake, sloppy joe waits for no one.
So why cook a sloppy joe? They’re delicious, easy to make and they feed more than one person.
Unfortunately, even the easiest task can be bumbled, ending in disaster, and, in the case of cooking, food poisoning. So pay attention!
Frying pan, spatula and a spoon (don’t plan on eating these, weirdo)
One pound of ground hamburger (the leaner, the better)
A pack of hamburger buns
A can of sloppy joe mix (easy route)
Or if want to take the long route, chop or blend:
One bell pepper
Two cups of tomato sauce
One small onion
A dash of cayenne pepper
One to two cloves of garlic
How to prepare:
Place the frying pan on your oven range and let it heat up for a few minutes. Don’t throw the meat on it right away.
Once the pan is hot, place the meat in the pan and proceed to chop it apart with your spatula. You’ll know the meat is done when all of it is a light shade of brown.
If you cook lean meat, like I would recommend, there’s usually no need to drain grease. However, if you cook regular ground chuck that has a high fat content, you will have to drain that out of the pan and into a separate container. Do not drain it directly into the sink!
After the meat is ready, switch to low heat and add your sloppy joe mix. Stir and let the mix cook into the meat for a few minutes.
Spoon the final product onto hamburger buns, serve and be a happy child all over again. Enjoy.