Tag Archives: Barbecue sauce

Easy Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I formulated to be similar to the sloppy joes that my grandmother has made for our family. It also is one that my husband asks me to make at least once a month and can be eaten a few different ways. While you can eat this on a gluten free roll or bread, my favorite way to eat this is over brown rice. I also sometimes serve this with veggies and oven baked fries and eat it on its own. Here is the recipe:

Easy Sloppy Joes – Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place ground beef and diced onion into a large pan.
  2. Season ground beef and diced onion with black pepper.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion on medium heat, should take about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Drain the excess fat using a strainer and place ground beef and onions back into the pan.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the sloppy joes are at a consistency that you like, serve and enjoy! If they end up too sloppy, simmer the sloppy joes uncovered for a few minutes.

Easy Sloppy Joes

Baked Cajun Barbecue Boneless Ribs

I had planned to serve barbecue for dinner on Saturday all week and even bought ribs specifically for the meal. With rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday,  my husband and I did not want to risk being caught in the rain while barbecuing the ribs.  These oven baked ribs were the perfect solution to having tasty barbecue on a rainy day without risking the rain. This was served with gluten free baked macaroni and cheese and corn on the cob using fresh corn. Barbecue does not get much better than this. That is unless you cook barbecue outside on the grill.

Baked Cajun Barbecue Boneless Ribs – Serves 4 to 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless country-style ribs
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Be sure to check the label carefully, some brands contain gluten.)
  • Additional barbecue sauce for serving with the ribs
  • Cooking spray and/or Aluminum foil

Directions:

  1. Wash ribs and pat dry. If ribs did not come cut into thick strips, slice ribs lengthwise into 12 to 18 pieces.
  2. Mix Cajun seasoning, dark brown sugar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder together in a small bowl.
  3. Rub seasoning mixture over both sides of the ribs.
  4. Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil or spray the pan generously with cooking spray.
  5. Arrange ribs evenly on the aluminum foil lined pan.
  6. Cover ribs with another piece of aluminum foil.
  7.  Bake ribs at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until very tender.
  8. Remove the top piece of foil and brush the top side of the ribs with barbecue sauce.
  9. Use tongs to move the ribs and flip the ribs so that the sauce covered side is touching the foil lined pan.
  10. Brush the uncovered side with remaining barbecue sauce.
  11. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes longer.
  12. Serve Ribs with additional barbecue sauce and enjoy.

Boneless Cajun Ribs