I’ve been a rut the past few days and haven’t really felt very inspired at all – I think maybe I’m already getting depressed about summer ending.
For me, dreading winter and cold weather is like getting prepared for an asshole family member that’s coming to stay for an extended visit – you basically prepare yourself to stay in your bedroom as much as possible. Winter needs to just go eff off.
But, the good news is that the rut didn’t last very long, because after catching up with a good friend on the phone a few days ago I was reminded of one of my favorite comfort foods – the Sloppy Joe. Do you like them? I think I always have – especially topped with diced white onion and cheddar cheese on very soft bread. It’s the best stuff-your-mouth-because-you’re-so-hungry-and-it’s-just-the-best-food. It’s not gourmet or expensive, it’s just really good food.
- 1 lb. ground round
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 tbsp. Moore's Original Marinade
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup Sharp White Cheddar shredded
- 2 tbsp hot sauce This is my favorite
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 small jalapeno pepper, sliced
- 1/2 mango, diced
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 package slider rolls
- 1/2 stick salted butter, melted
- 1 cup salsa verde
- 1/2 cup mayo