Sloppy Joes

Research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the Sloppy Joe began in a Sioux City, Iowa, cafe as a "loose meat sandwich" in 1930, the creation of a cook named Joe."

The term "sloppy" comes from the fact that eating it as if it were a normal sandwich often results in the meat and sauce spilling out. It may also be served "open face", with the bun halves or slices of bread next to each other and the meat on top of each. A sloppy joe served with no bun at all is known as a saucy beefeater.

Sloppy joes are also referred to as wimpies in parts of the Northeast USA, especially northeastern Pennsylvania, as "yip yips" in parts of southwestern Illinois near St. Louis, and as slushburgers in parts of the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas and Eastern Montana.Where did Sloppy Joe or Joes originate from:

If you look carefully, you can see the Red...White...and Blue colors in my photo; and one more interesting fact is that this beautiful Willow pattern china is from apropos is that?! I served this all American comfort food up for myself for the 4th of July...our Independence Day, ...freedom from the British Colonies!
I mean, honestly! How much more American can you get?...Apple Pie and Baseball...Red White and Blue dessert?...its all good! While I was totally all still away on vacation/holiday, as the British would say...Cherio Jolly Good, and all that stuff!

I thoroughly enjoyed a tall glass of Zephyrhills Sparkling water with the Sloppy Joes...also all American, from Zephyrhills Florida. A slice of lime, and more lime juice...added ice cubes; wow! totally refreshing.
I'm sure there are lots of recipes for Sloppy Joes, but I happen to choose the recipe from

Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) from Food Network 

Note: I made this with 1 lb. of lean ground beef, and did not use butter...only extra virgin olive oil. Also used less of the spices, of course...just broke it down to half the amount.

My son use to love sloppy Joes made with Manwich sauce with baked beans when he was little:)

 ...and later on in the evening, I walked over to the Intracoastal on the bridge and watched the fireworks!

Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone...and thank you for all your kind comments! xo


  1. Looks like you had a fun 4th of July. I remember the days when a sloppy joe was a favourite dish and staple in our household. I haven't had one now in ages. Have a good rest of your weekend. Hugs. xx

  2. Elisabeth, that Sloppy Joe sandwich sure looks yummy! I won't mind getting all sloppy and messed up eating it :)

  3. Nagyon guszta ez a Sloopy Joe szendvics, köszi, hogy leírtad a történetét, ezzel is töbet tudok.
    Nagyon szép az az angol porcelán tányérod, én is vágyom hasonlóra, tudod a kék a kedvenc színem:)
    Aranyos vagy a fotón, meg a kutyusok is:)

  4. I love Sloppy Joes…and my kids loved Manwich when they were young. Looks like you had a lovely Fourth of July. How nice that you could walk to the fireworks show….I would have loved that! We had no fireworks close by, but my neighbors were shooting stuff off…scary! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Elizabeth!

  5. I loved your post Elisabeth. Watching the fireworks from the bridge must have been ever so nice. Happy belated 4th! You must be tickled pink your family is on the way back home even though present 4 legged company is ever so charming. Thanks for being a good friend. When the chips are down one tends to find out where one's friends are.

  6. You had a wonderful day Elisabeth, that´s always welcome. I´ve yet to make sloppy joes, but the idea of a dripping sandwich is always a good one. I like this recipe a lot!

  7. It sounds like a perfect meal to have on the 4th of July. I have never had sloppy joe, but I have always found it both luscious looking and also tempting because of the funny name. It does look like a sloppy distant cousin of a hamburger ;-)
    Thank you for sharing the celebration photos!

  8. No one can make an ordinary Sloppy Joe look the way you make it the history, love the recipe...Den has to have it now!

  9. I always forget about sloppy joes, you're making me hungry!

  10. Hi my dear Elisabeth, thanks for sharing the firework pictures and the night scene is beautiful. You got a very lovely smile. Stay young at heart always.

    Your sloppy joes look scrumptious, I like the mountain high filling. :)) Off course would love to have a glass of the refreshing Zephyrhills Sparkling water, it's very hot and humid over here.

    Your pets look cute.

    Have a wonderful week ahead,with lots of love and hugs to you.

  11. Great post,Elisabeth,start with simply yummy sloopy joe , a beautiful city where you lived in, I lived in stuart and work in a country club one winter, about 7 years ago and I love the area,bridges and of course the weather, btw gorgeous fireworks stella and luigi are cute !

  12. I adore Sloppy Joes - although, I've not made them in ages, my friends normally get very excited when i tell them i'm making them :)

    Thanks for the reminder Elisabeth xx

  13. Trust me we make Indian style sloppy joe, i would like to make this way soon,sounds filling.

  14. Nagyon guszta lett, a tűzijátékról is szép képeket készítettél :)

  15. Love sloppy joes!! Mr. Ps mom would make them all the time!!

    Hope you have a great week!!1

  16. Can you believe that I never had sloppy joe? Yes, I like the idea of messy...
    Nice pictures of the fireworks...
    Have a great week ahead Elisabeth :D

  17. I never knew sloppy Joe's were invented in Iowa! Fun trivia. Glad you got out your beautiful dishes to have a festive 4th of July meal...with your furry friends. I know you'll be happy to have all your family home soon. Enjoy your week, my friend. xo

  18. hi elisabeth, thanks on the explanation of sloppy joes and its other names. I know it's a burger but not aware why they call it sloppy. oh of course you are not alone, log on and we are all here..haha! have a nice day!

  19. Ez a burger/szendvics igazán fincsi lehet..., még nem is hallottam eddig róla, jó hogy megosztottad. Köszi.

  20. beautiful pictures and it looks delicious!

  21. Lovely pics and whenever I think of America I always think of apple pie and baseball. Also that sparkling drink looks lovely!

    Glad you had a nice day of it :)


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