Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sloppy Baked Potatoes

I came up with this recipe one day, and I still can't remember what on earth possessed me to even try such a thing. Maybe we were out of bread or something. Maybe I wanted baked potatoes and we had some hamburger that needed to be used up. Or maybe I just had a momentary flash of brilliance. Whatever it was, this stuff is GOOD!!

Take a bunch of potatoes and scrub them up real good. ;) Don't ask me how many to use... that all depends on how many people you're serving and how much food they want to scarf down.

Rub your nice clean taters with olive oil and stick them in your oven that is hopefully cleaner than mine. *sigh* Bake them at 350 degrees for an hour.

While the tatoes are baking, brown some hamburger and onion. Add about a teaspoon of salt while it's all frying.

Add ketchup, brown sugar, Worchestershire sauce, vinegar, dry mustard, & pepper. I had taken a picture of this step, but the ketchup came out looking like a very undistinguished body part, so I scrapped that one. If this stuff is too runny, add some quick oats to thicken it up a little bit.

Take your baked potato, cut it in half and slather on some butter, sour cream, salt & pepper. Add a goodly sum of shredded cheese and top with the sloppy joe business. Serve with a salad and a pile of corn. Or green beans. Or whatever veggie you can get all members of your household to eat. Then say YUMMY and make it often! :D

Olive oil

1 lb. hamburger
1 tsp. salt
1/2 of a medium onion, minced
3/4 C. ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
2  1/2 T. vinegar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. Mrs. Dash

Sour cream
Salt & pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese

  Scrub the potatoes, rub with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  While the potatoes bake, brown the hamburger with the onion & salt. Drain the fat if there is any left. Add the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, mustard, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder & Mrs. Dash. Simmer for about 15 minutes. If it's too runny, add some quick oats to thicken it.
  Cut the baked potatoes in half lengthwise, spread with butter, smear on some sour cream, then add salt & pepper to your taste. Top with shredded cheese -sharp cheddar is REALLY good!- and then finally, top with the sloppy joe mixture. Enjoy immensely.

1 comment:

  1. Pardon me for not getting on here often. So, I'm going backwards through your blog and this looks like it would be right up my hubby's alley. So I shall try it!