Homemade Sloppy Joe Seasoning Recipe
I like to make sloppy Joes in fall and winter. This recipe is the result of quite a bit of trial and error over the years. I like it because it's spicy and has something for everyone in the family.
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Recipe
2 tbsp. Onion powder
2 tbsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Marjoram (dried)
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp. celery seed
Sloppy Joe Directions
Saute a pound of ground beef and drain. Add the mixture and stir to incorporate. Gradually add a cup of ketchup (catsup) and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer uncovered for five minutes.
Special note: I also like to add a half cup of sliced mushrooms and a quarter of a cup of diced green pepper if I have it.
If you insist on adding tomato sauce instead of ketchup, add about 2 teaspoons of cornstarch to the blend as a thickening agent. It won't be as peppy though.
You can make a big batch ahead of time. Use about a third of a cup per pound of ground beef (or turkey).
Special note: Use onion and garlic powder instead of onion salt or garlic salt. If you use the salted varieties of these dried spices, the mixture will have too much sodium.