JennyKate's Head Country Sloppy Joes

One of my boys' (big and little) favorite things for dinner is Sloppy Joes!  Mmmm.

Does that make you think of Adam Sandler's song Lunch Lady?

*song break*

Slop, sloppy joe.

Sloppy joe.

Slop, sloppy joe.

Come on.

Sloppy joe.

Slop, sloppy joe.


Sloppy joe.

Slop, sloppy, *farting noise* joe. 

Sloppy joe.OK, back to the recipe.  If you're not from Oklahoma, chances are you will not know what Head Country BBQ Sauce is.  Bless your heart.  'Cause let me tell you, it's gooooooood!  I guess, if you are one of the less fortunate and you don't have Head Country at your disposal, you'll have to improvise.

Stars Of The Show:
  • Ground Hamburger or Ground Turkey - we prefer hamburger over the turkey because it has better flavor.  I brown 2lbs for the 3 of us, so that we can have leftovers, but 1lb should make 4 good servings.
  • Head Country BBQ Sauce
  • Head Country BBQ seasoning (to taste)
  • A whole onion
  • 1 tbs. minced garlic (for 2lbs)
  • 4 tbs. brown sugar (for 2lbs)
  • Pickles

Act 1:
  • Brown meat w/ of the onion finely chopped, minced garlic, and Head Country BBQ seasoning.

Act 2:
  • Slice the other half of the onion for garnishment and really bad breath.
  • After meat is brown, drain off any excess grease.  I use a really low fat hamburger (usually 93/7), so I don't have to do this part.
  • Stir in BBQ Sauce to desired consistency/thickness.

Grand Finale:
  • Serve up on toasted buns.
  • Garnish with onions and pickles...pickles are a MUST when you're eating Sloppy Joes or BBQ.
  • Don't forget some yummy fries (oven baked, of course) or some Lays Potato Chips!
  • Enjoy!

26 comments...I love comments:

Impulsive Addict said...

Girl, I totally broke into song mode! I LOVE the Sloppy Joe song!

Okay...I have NEVER made sloppy joe's before! *GASP* I have to tell you that your recipe sounds super delish and of course I have some HEAD COUNTRY in my fridge. If you're from these parts and DON'T, then you be ca-razy! YUM YUM YUM!

Ok...I'll try this....just for you..but after the snow storm. I don't have the HEAD COUNTRY seasoning packet and I will NOT be putting in the onion. BLEH!

Anonymous said...

Yumm, yumm....get in my tummy!

Nothing is better than sloppy joes. It says it in the title to get messy. LOL

Mamarazzi said...

we love sloppy joes around here. especially the kiddo, she will even do the whole, "manwich" in a can sauce...gag.

i have a more sophisticated pallet and your sounds goooood. but i am pretty sure we can't get that sauce out here. i may have to look on Amazon for it.

brainella said...

Head Country BBQ sauce is awesome. We stock up every time we go to Tulsa. :) I'm going to need to try making this...maybe Dominic will eat it. He's so freaking picky. That's probably why he's so skinny.

Becca said...

I LOVE sloppy joes but the hubby hates them. So we don't eat them around here :(

Can I come over the next time you make them?


starnes family said...

Seriously, IA? First, you never had a Christmas tree and now you say you have never made sloppy joes?

You're un-American.

Carrie said...

Thanks for the recipe it sounds really good!


Kelli said...

I daughter loves Sloppy Joes...I will have to try this because I am not a fan of Manwich.

JG said...

damn those pics look great.

Nice pull with the Sandler song. After all I am Tollbooth Willie's illegitimate grandson.

Anonymous said...

It actually makes me think of Billy Madison. I know how yous kids like 'em extra sloppy. Either way, any Sandler connection is great.

Anonymous said...

Well no wonder no one eats MY sloppy joes...I don't do it like you! Yours looks amazing..gonna try this!

aubrey said...

OOooooo... sounds delicious. I'm starving...

Shawn said...

That looks delicious and now I will be singing Adam Sandler all day...thanks!

MiMi said...

I LOVE the Sloppy Joe Song!!! Sloppy Joe, slop, sloppy Joe yeah...
And also now I have the song where he sings about pulling the shampoo bottle outta your...whoops. Off topic.
Can I come for dinner!

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Mmmm- Love some sloppy joes arounds here too! And yes - I totally thought of Adam Sandler's Sloppy Joe song ;)

Emmy said...

I might have to make these simply because you quoted Adam Sandler :)

Connie said...

We ate sloppy joe's a lot when I was a kid. And I've been banned from making them by iKeith and here is why:

I took iKeith home to Dallas to meet my parents and he brought them an expensive ($50) bottle of wine. My Mother made sloppy joes to go with the wine.

He still proposed to me anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hoagies and grinders, hoagies and grinders...meatloaf sandwich!

We love sloppy joes around here, I need to make your recipe though!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

That sounds magnificent! Nice pics, too.

Should I eBay the BBQ sauce? I don't live in OK.

Xazmin said...

I WANT some! I think you should fly your little hiny out here and make me some!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Yummy Yum!! And now I'm hungry {as if I'm not *always* hungry!}. It has been YEARS since I've had Sloppy Joe's.

Sheila said...

omg - my family LOVES and ADORES head country! I use it all the time! The seasoning on everythign and we buy the BBQ suace by the gallon! SERIOUSLY!
I'm totally going to try this recipe! YYUUUMMMMOOOO

stephanie said...

I adore sloppy joes. My husband? Not so much. So it makes sense that last week while he was out in the field and I made enough soppy joes to feed an army that I consumed 4 in one day. Ok night. Whatevs. Yum!

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Brandy@YDK said...

yep that was a totally generic comment but i'm out for the weekend. have a great one!

Anonymous said...

It sounds and looks very good!