I have always loved to cook. My mom taught be how to cook at a very young age. When I was 10 yrs old, I was cooking meals for 9 kids and 2 adults. Not fancy meals but it was the evening meal of the day so it was significant. 55 yrs later, I still enjoy cooking but I must admit, my palate has changed significantly – for the better. We were raised on Southern foods – meat and vegetables for the most part – so as my palate matured, cheese grits evolved into Cajun Shrimp and Grits, roast beef became Beef Wellington, biscuits became Garlic Rosemary Scones and ………well you get the picture. Yet I still enjoy simple, minimal meals – the kind I grew up on as a kid like Sloppy Joes, Burritos, Meat and Beans over Mashed Potatoes, etc.

I’ll be posting more recipes in the near future but I’ll start you off with my family’s Sloppy Joe recipe for now. Stop back by later to see more.

Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Joe’s

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • Salt, garlic powder and pepper Season to taste
  • 4 Hamburger buns Toasted


  • Brown ground beef and onions in a fry pan until beef is cooked and onions are translucent. Mash with wooden spoon until beef is broken up to pea size pieces. Add salt, garlic powder and pepper to taste. Drain well. Add the ketchup and stir. Cover and simmer on Med heat until heated thoroughly.


Serve on toasted buns with mayo and lettuce. Garnish with potato chips or corn chips.
Keyword hamburger, sandwiches