Mr. Food: BBQ Sloppy Joes

Check out this tasty twist on an old favorite. Here's Mr. Food with the delicious details.

If we're looking to stretch our grocery budget, a really popular and economical dish is one we've known for ages as "sloppy Joes." It probably gets its name from how it can sometimes be a bit messy to eat, but it sure comforts our taste buds! Check out this tangy new spin on it!

Using any brands at all, in a large saucepan we brown 1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey and 1 small chopped onion over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes.

We drain it, add 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes until it's heated through, then give it a sprinkle of 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend.

When it's all mixed through and melted, we spoon the mixture onto any kind of bun (I like to toast mine so they don't get soggy), and done! We've got creamy, tangy, richer-tasting sloppy Joes! We can use whatever barbecue sauce we'd like: smoky, sweet, hot, you know, make it with your own touch.

And sure, if we're watching our waistlines or carbs, it's okay to serve 'em open-faced so we eat only half the bun!

If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope marked "barbecue Joes," to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for a new spin on an old favorite that won't break the budget!

And we get that same comforting fill you up satisfaction that guarantees plenty of "ooh it's so good!!®"