Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sloppy Joes

This is one of the recipes from my childhood.

Barbecue Sloppy Joes

1 lb ground hamburger thawed if frozen
1/8 tsp. Black pepper
1 c. onion chopped
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
½ c. barbecue sauce
¼ c. water
4 hamburger buns

            Crumble hamburger into a medium skillet.  Sprinkle with pepper.  Add onion.  Over medium-high heat, cook and stir for five minutes or until meat is no longer pink and onion is almost tender.  Reduce heat to low.

            Stir in tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and water.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

Angel Hair Pasta w/Chicken

2 T. olive oil
2 chicken breast halves cut into 1-inch cubes
1 carrots, sliced diagonally into ¼ inch pieces
1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces angel hair pasta
2/3 c. chicken broth
1 tsp. Dried basil
¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

        Heat 1 T. oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add chicken.  Cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.  
        Heat remaining oil in the same skillet.  Begin heating water for pasta.  Add carrot to skillet; cook, stirring for 4 minutes.  Add broccoli and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring for 2 minutes longer.
        Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, add chicken broth, basil and Parmesan to skillet.  Stir to combine.  Return chicken to skillet.  Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.

        Drain pasta.  Place in a large serving bowl.  Top with chicken and vegetable mixture.  Serve immediately.