I have always thought one of the cool things about being Catholic is that there are so many celebrations. There is a saint for everything and every saint has a feast day. In theory, that’s a lot of partying. In reality, IF I remember to celebrate a feast day, I usually throw something together at the last minute. Our Lady of Guadalupe tacos, anyone?
This year for the Feast of Saint Joseph (March 19) I decide to make Sloppy Joes – mainly because they are easy and they have the name Joe in them. But my brilliant plan had a tiny flaw. My family doesn’t really care for Sloppy Joes. And to be fair, who does? But most of us are basing our opinion of this lunch room staple on… well, our lunch room experience from school. If all you know of Sloppy Joes is what comes out of a can and is served up on plastic trays, prepare to have your mind blown. I made a version of this recipe from Center Cut Cook. And they were amazing! Oh! And I made these Sloppy Joes into grilled cheese sandwiches. We all built our own – get it because Saint Joseph was a carpenter. Ha! Anyway, we now call these Saintly Joes because these sandwiches are soooooo good!
- 2lbs ground beef (or in our case bison)
- 2-3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 2-3 tbs honey
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
I combined and heated everything on the stove then put it all in my slow cooker on low for a couple of hours. But you could add everything straight to the slow cooker or probably just cook it all on the stove.
To make our the sandwiches we used a good white bread (a rare treat for my crew) and sharp white cheddar cheese. The result was truly a truly inspirational sandwich!