Yes, as we all should be aware, it is now towards the end of the month.
During this time, those of us on fixed incomes must need to get creative when trying to feed ourselves.
This was especially the case last night (at the time I am typing this piece.)
My wife and I had some grind meat (Cajun for ground beef) and a few other ingredients.
Normally, I would have made us some meatloaf with it, except that our oven is too small at the moment.
So, I made the next best thing, something I call “Multi-Racial Sloppy Joe.”
And this piece will be a recipe on how to make that dish.
I call Multi-Racial Sloppy Joe because it contains ingredients from different cultures and normally I am not one to cross food ethnicities unless I am crossing Cajun and German food.
Here are the ingredients:
Ground Beef AKA Grind Meat
Ketchup (I used the Clover Valley Dollar General Brand)
Imported Medium Hot German Mustard (an import niche brand sold at Big Lots)
Pace Medium Salsa
Red Bell Pepper Relish
Sliced White Bread or Hamburger Buns (optional.)
Place your grind meat in a pot and cook on medium to high heat until thoroughly browned.
Once browned, add all the ingredients.
I know this must irritate most of you out there, but I almost always eyeball my spices, herbs, and condiments and I did so in this case. Just adjust each ingredient to the taste that you, the reader, will prefer.
I will say that it should be sweet, savory, spicy, and tangy all at once.
Simmer on low to medium heat for about ten minutes and stir frequently.
You can eat this in a bowl almost like chili con carne` or on steamed white bread.
To steam the bread, place slices or buns on a wide microwave-safe plate, then sprinkle a handful of water on the bread and place in the microwave for 25 seconds.
Serve and enjoy!