I had a good time last week talking about Sloppy Joes and lamenting the classic sandwich’s apparent fade from glory. But really, the conversation only inspired an overwhelming jonesing for a sandwich I’ve gone without for decades. It had been too long. I needed a slump buster.
As I noted last week, the existence of a D.C.-based gourmet Sloppy Joe truck notwithstanding, this fine sandwich seems to be growing ever more scarce on restaurant menus and, perhaps worse, in the home kitchens of the young parents of our nation. So I made my own. The ingredients are, of course, readily available, and my preparation relied on some guidance gleaned from five or six different online recipes that are a quick Google search away, so I won’t bother to link them here. I’m no chef, but I get the impression the Sloppy Joe is one of those dishes that’s pretty tough to screw up. For what it’s worth, here are some notes on my preparation. Continue reading