Lunch Lady Sloppy Joe's:


Bacon Fat or Olive Oil, for sautéing

1 pound Ground Angus Beef

1/2 a large sweet onion, minced

1 large Garlic Clove

1 {15 oz.} can Tomato Sauce {and a pinch of sugar}

1/4 cup Water

1-1/2 teaspoons Ancho Chili Powder

1 to 2 teaspoons Yellow Mustard, to taste

Worcestershire Sauce, a few glugs

Salt and Pepper, to taste 

8 Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks, brought to room temperature

8 Hot Dog Buns, toasted if you're in the mood


Sauté the onions in bacon fat {or olive oil}. Once translucent and soft add the garlic, cook for one minute. Add the ground angus and cool thoroughly, use a mash potato thingy to break up the meat into small pieces. 

Add the ancho chili powder, mustard, tomato sauce, water and a pinch of sugar. Stir, and then add a few drops of worcestershire sauce to taste. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Makes roughly 4 cups {so there will be leftovers!}.

Place the cheese sticks inside the buns and top with 'sloppy jane sauce'. Sprinkle with green onions or anything else your heart desires and serve!