GFCF Sloppy John Joes Burgers

Gotta love that name. That's what my oldest daughter calls Sloppy Joes. And, she calls it a burger because that's how I make it for her. I tried the real Sloppy Joe recipe for them, thinking it'd be an easy and economical meal that they'd enjoy. But, no dice. They can't deal with the loose meat and then they didn't like the GF buns that I made for them and then they didn't like just having a pile of loose meat on their plates. So, I gave up on that for a while. But, now, I've simply revised the recipe by merging burgers and joes. It's the taste, just in a burger.

So, either use your own Joe recipe or try this simple one.

1 lb ground beef
1 good squirt of ketchup -- probably about 1/4 cup.
1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perkins)
1 dash of ground red pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Now, combine everything together and make about 4-5 burger patties. Bake on 350 for about 20 mins. Serve as you would a regular burger.


Denise said…
Sometimes I wonder why I'm so slow! I keep making sloppy joes, figuring that they're a taste that the kids would have to like! (Also, it's a quick, easy meal for me!) Time after time, it just hasn't gone over well. I never thought that it's probably the consistency of the loose meat that isn't cutting it with them.

I'm definitely going to try these, although I'll probably have to tone down the spices a bit. Your girls must really like those spices! I wish my kids did!

Thanks for another good idea...
jim said…
My kids love spicy foods. Chili powder, cumin and even a little ground red pepper! They love it.
Denise said…
We had these today and they were great! Even my "avoid meat at all cost because he'd rather live on french fries and (fake) mac & cheese kid" ate them. Amazing.

I cut back on the chili powder a bit and added some smoked paprika for flavor without the heat.

Maybe my kids will come around someday and eat spicy foods like yours do. I can hope, anyway...

I really appreciate your recipes!
Denise said…
Me again. I finally made your pizza crust today. I doubled the recipe, and they still gobbled it all up in no time!

You mentioned that you were going to post about how to make it crisper. Did you ever do that? I poked around a little but couldn't find it.


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