I Made 'Em Extra Sloppy For Ya

“Have some more sloppy joes! I made ’em extra sloppy for ya!”

(Name that movie!)

To me, sloppy joes are a summertime staple.

They remind me of coming in for dinner after a night of playing neighborhood games outside (kick the can and ghost in the graveyard, anyone!?).

I know it’s not quite summer, but the warmer weather had me cravin’ the good stuff.

I set out to make a healthier version of the ol’ joes.

Into a skillet went 1.5 pounds of lean ground beef, followed by 3/4 of a large, sliced onion.

I like my sloppy joes on the vinegary side, so once the meat was browned, I added 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup ketchup to the skillet and let it simmer for a bit while I roasted squash and zucchini in the oven.

Sloppy Joes

In no time at all, we had a summertime feast!

My Plate

I went back for two more spoonfuls of sloppy joe meat.

What foods remind you of summer?

To me, summer is epitomized by watermelon and ice cream on a stick, a la the ice cream man.

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