On the 18th of March each year we observe National Sloppy Joe Day. This tasty hot sandwich is an All American favorite and is made with the traditional ingredients of ground beef, brown sugar, tomato sauce, onions, maple syrup or cola and seasonings of your choice.
It is often cooked up and served on a roll or hamburger bun and is a dinnertime favorite thanks to its flavor and its fast prep time.
The sloppy joe sandwich has been around for a long time and there are a number of different stories about its origin. However, we know that Hunts created a convenient Manwich in 1969.
Nowadays, we want to eat less processed foods and many families have tweaked the recipe to make it their own to suit their unique tastes. Some add novel ingredients or unusual spices to make their sloppy joe different.
Do you want to have a different type of sloppy joe this National Sloppy Joe Day?
Observe National Sloppy Joe Day by enjoying one of these tasty sloppy joe recipes below:
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
If you and your family are fans of cheeseburgers then this National Sloppy Joe Day you should try this recipe for Cheeseburger sloppy joes. They are cheesy, tangy, sweet and savory making a hearty meal that your entire family will enjoy. Serve this sloppy joe with your favorite bun and favorite burger toppings to make it even more customized to your family’s tastes.
Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole
Love the taste of sloppy joe but not a fan of buns or rolls? Why not try this easy to make instant pot recipe that makes use of pasta and forgoes the bun. Your family will love this interesting way to eat sloppy joe, especially the kids. It is packed with flavor and will make dinnertime a hit.
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
The instant pot is a staple in many kitchens across the United States today and they help you make a quick mess-free dinner every time. For this recipe, you can use frozen or thawed meat. Just note that if using thawed meat you will have to stop at 7 minutes and then break the meat up and then get back to cooking. This is a great recipe that you don’t have to follow precisely so it is great for those who may want to tweak their recipe a bit. If you make a big batch you can always freeze it to reheat after National Sloppy Joe Day.
Meatless Mexican Sloppy Joes ~ Veggie Inspired
If you don’t eat meat, that doesn’t have to stop you from having sloppy joes. This meatless recipe makes use of pinto beans, black beans, corn, red peppers, and jalapenos. If you are not into too much kick feel free to forego the jalapenos. Eat this sloppy joe on buns that have been slathered with guacamole for a truly Mexican flavorful dinner choice.
Sloppy Joe Sliders
If you have kids they will have fun with these sloppy joe sliders on National Sloppy Joe Day and afterward as well. The recipe creates a flavorful sloppy joe mixture complete with melted cheese providing you with big flavor. Add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, a bit of cumin, and some smoked paprika for a bit of a different flavor and add some crushed red pepper if you want to give it a kick.