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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Untidy Joseph's- So Much Tastier Than Sloppy Joes..


Elevating a simple dish into something special isn't hard, it just requires your caring about the difference between edible and elegant! If you use ground round, instead of hamburger, if you use apple vinegar instead of white, if you use fresh onion chopped when you simmer the sauce... If you add premium Ketchup, the best Worcester sauce, celery seed, a high quality brown sugar, and simmer for an hour -instead of 10 minutes.. little, subtle differences(called details!) can take a belly filler sandwich, and change into a delicious hand held delight! Sloppy Joe's indeed! It is now an Untidy Joseph, so much further up the food chain!

29 comments:

Just telling it like it is said...

Oh I like the name untidy Joseph very cleaver

doggybloggy said...

the name cracks me up...I think I would prefer a less than untidy joseph so maybe mine can be on a toasted bun.....I can smell the onions - seriously!

snowelf said...

Mmmm---UncleBuf, This looks SO good. And I don't even like ground anything. I'm with DoggyB--I can smell the onions! :)

--snow

buffalodick said...

Darn girl- you can take the word clever, change it to cleaver, and make me think of cleavage- and your photos are making all this happen!
DogB-I heard someone call them that years ago- and it stuck!

buffalodick said...

Snowniece- Love to feed your kids these- they would love them!

Jeff B said...

Those details can make your guests comment, "That was the best sandwich I've ever had!"

CDB said...

I love that you just constructed the recipe into prose in your post, this looks scrumptious and it's possible even my 20mo old would eat it. (He couldn't be pickier.)

Roger said...

Untidy Joesph Bahahahahaha!

Stephanie said...

Wow!!! That's why I'm always telling my boyfriend I can't cook like he can. He knows all these tricks, cultivated over years of cooking. I just follow recipes.

K said...

Definitely higher up the food chain, but luckily still below us.

Looks great.

Jeanne said...

Looks delicious. I generally add chopped green pepper and fresh spinach to my sloppy joes, which adds some nice textures AND extra iron.

Bina said...

I LOVE sloppy joes! And I don't know why, but I hadn't made them in freaking years, and when I made them a few weeks ago, my five year old wouldn't even taste it cause she had never seen it before. But my older kids love them, too! Your way sounds MUCH better than mine!

Anette said...

Ah bless details! It makes the difference between nice and excellent! Both positive but still a difference!

buffalodick said...

Jeff- If I ever do a cook book, it will be titled "Simple Things Done Well"- it is my approach to cooking!
CDB- Glad you picked up on what I wrote was embellishing a simple recipe!
Rog- Kinda like "Mountain William"= "Hillbilly"!
Steph- Glad to hear from you! My wife measures everything when cooking, I don't measure unless it's a cup or more!
K- All I did was call it pate instead of goose guts..if you know what I mean!
Jeanne- If you can make a Sloppy Joe healthy, knock yourself out! :)
Bina- Kids love 'em, once they've had them! Used to bring them to Cub Scout pot lucks- and those kids made sure none went home with me!
Anette- It's a fine line between caring and obsessive...

Kate said...

My mom calls these things Loose Meat sandwiches. The name of it makes me ill to begin with. Details are in a name, also.

buffalodick said...

Kate- I'm to a point where I don't let my meat loose much... I hope you like "Untidy Josephs" as a name for a good sandwich!

Scarlet said...

Wow! You make it sound like prime rib! :)

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- I was a salesman most of my career- If my lips are moving, you are looking for your wallet...:)!

Chef E said...

Speaking of can tuna- You do not know how many times I have thought about that from my childhood, but I could not remember what 'can' helper she used to make them, so thanks, I will be making these for my beef Sunday! I actually have been craving many things of my childhood, and did love a good cold croquette, or one of these joe's as I ran outside to play!

Your awesome!

Belle said...

Just like everything else in Life Buff. It's the little things that count.

Mona said...

yeah, type of ingredients do make a different in the taste...

MarmiteToasty said...

First time Ive come over here and I dont feel like eating lol nowt to do with your scrummie looking untidy Josephs..... tiz that I have tonsilitis and the through of swallowing me own spit let alone grub is bringing out a fever LOL

x

buffalodick said...

Chef- Tuna melts tonight! I'm in retro cooking mode lately!
Belle- The secret of Happiness is to lower your expectations! :)
Mona- Over here it is a popular sandwich with kids... Seldom seen on a restaurant menu!
Marmy- Hope you feel better..I've had sinus troubles all week..

CDB said...

I totally made this tonight! I just guessed at proportions.. and I had to use Balsamic. Husband loves it. Thanks!

Donna-FFW said...

Just stumbled upon you and had to visit your blog based on the name of it. Too funny. You have some great stuff going on here.. Ill be back to check out more!!

buffalodick said...

CDB- Probably a little sweeter with the Balsamic- but that ain't a bad thing!
Donna- Welcome to the blog! Nice folks visit, most of us like to cook! Visited your blog, couldn't comment- but the ribs looked good, and the cookies did too!

g-man said...

Ha!...Reminds me of Dr. Evils spoof of Odd Job in Austin Powers..Random Task!

This is a family secret in regards to Sloppy Joes.
First of all I hardly ever use the exact same recipe' twice. And even if Manwich is involved, I always do indeed add this final touch..
One heaping tablespoon of yellow mustard, and one heaping tablespoon of Mayo OR Miracle whip.
Adds a strange 'tang' thats hard to identify...Have a good one Buff!

buffalodick said...

G-man- There was indeed a squirt of mustard in mine!

buffalodick said...

J.G.- Make 'em bad- very sad...Make-em right, good eats tonight! Junior High sucked in it's entirety- food, classes, teachers, etc....