What’s For Dinner Tonight? The World’s Best Sloppy Joe!

Hey KS Fans,

With Hurricane Irene hitting home (literally) – it was an exciting few days here at casa d’lezerowki’s . But all is well and despite the major water we took in – we are  finally getting dried out and back to normal!

My husband Dov, has been consumed with getting the water out of the house – and for the last 2 days has been tending vigil at our water pumps, bringing furniture to our attic single handedly , and is taking off work today and since 6 AM has been cleaning up the debris that is our front lawn and driveway.

SO for dinner tonight – I a treating him to his favorite and what he himself has self declared as  The World’s Best Sloppy Joe Meal.

Really so simple to make and only minutes of prep time, this sloppy joe meal is hearty and satisfyingly delicious.  My husband prefers it served in a bun hamburger style, my daughter over noodles, and for me I love to add it over fresh crisp ice berg lettuce (so yum -better than a steak salad -really!)

Here’s to a great last week of summer before school starts – Let it be a beautiful and DRY one!



The World’s Best Sloppy Joe

I must say I use the manwich sauce that comes in the can – I love it for this recipe and is a great product – a must have in my pantry.


1 large onion, diced

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. curry

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. ground mustard

2 fresh cloves garlic minced

1 tsp. ginger

kosher salt & black pepper to taste

2 lbs ground beef (can use turkey or chicken mixed in for less cholesterol)

1 can  ( 15.5 oz)  diced tomatoes or tomato sauce

1 can Manwich sloppy joe sauce (I like to use the bold flavor one)

2 tsp. sugar or 1 package splenda


In a large pan saute the onions in olive oil on med-high heat for about 4 minutes, add all the spices and saute for another minute. Add the ground beef and mix with the onions. Use the flat end of your wooden spoon to break up the meat into pea like size pieces as you mix in with the onions.saute the meat for about 2-3 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes,the manwich sauce, sugar and mix well. Lower flame to medium and let cook for about 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot in hamburger bun with chips or over spaghetti.


Here is a cute and inventive way to serve this meal to your kids  – so much fun!

Hollow out a kaiser roll – add the sloppy joe to the middle and then decorate.

Use a cooked red potato for the face – peppers for the hand and a pretzel round for the wheel.

Add sliced cucumbers or zucchinis with toothpicks as wheels and olives with pimentos as headlights





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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. Rivki says:

    Thank you, my boys will adore this presentation!!!

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