Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Homemade: Sloppy Joes

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Homemade: Sloppy Joes

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So to start off...don't get tunred off by the word tofu. 
You don't have to use tofu in this recipe. 
You could substitute the tofu for ground turkey.
ok now that we have that settled....onto the recipe.
Many of you Mamas out there have asked for more homemade recipes. You amazing, busy women are saving money, while making your families meals each night. I am seriously so proud of you all. I love all the emails you send, telling me of the different changes you are making for your families. You guys rock! I love that you gals are enjoying the quickness of homemade recipes. Cooking for your family each night is so important and if my recipes can make it a bit easier, then I am more than happy to share. Today I have a quick meal, which can be ready in under 15 minutes. That is faster than running down to Mickey D's ladies! Oh and cheaper! 

Here's what you do.....

Sloppy Joes
Tofu or ground turkey
1 batch of homemade manwich mix

Homemade Manwich Mix
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup**
1/4 chopped onion, finely chopped
2 tbl chopped green peppers
 1 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chili powder


Add chopped onions and mushrooms to your skillet. Allow onions to get soft. Add your meat. Either brown your beef or tofu in the skillet. Next add your manwhich mix and stir to combine. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.

Serve on hamburger buns with mashed potatoes.

* You can use canned manwich, but going homemade is cheaper and healthier. Canned manwich contains high fructose corn syrup, so ditch the HFC and make something yummy for your family tonight.

** When buying Ketchup read the label.
 I buy one that is specifically High Fructose Corn Syrup Free.

Print Recipe HERE

XO Danielle


  1. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Love that you can make it with tofu because I don't eat meat! Definitely going to try this out :)

    Sita xx

  2. LOVE this recipe! I am so glad you pointed that out about HFC, I remember when I first started trying to cut out most of the processed foods we eat and I was SHOCKED to learn that ketchup, bbq sauce, yogurt and SO many other things I thought were ok were filled with the junk!! I always make my own sloppy joes too, and I am super excited to try this new recipe! Thanks so much for inspiring me to eat better and feed my family better too :)


  3. I have just found your blog and love how creative you are and how you are a good steward of money. I have used this recipe and substituted lentils.

  4. Can you make the sloppy joe mix in bulk & can it or is it best to make when using only?

  5. I would ditto the question asking if you can make the homemade manwich mix & can it?

  6. this works well with venison too. (deer meat) I always soak my deer meat in some salt water for a few hours before I cook it. It helps remove the "gamey taste". We are blessed with a successful deer hunting season and by the Lord so I have been making this about once every other week.


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