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Curry’s Culinary Corner: Sloppy Joes

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The name sounds funny but man they’re some good eats! So where did this serious good eats get its silly sounding name?

According to Marilyn Brown, Director of the Consumer Test Kitchen at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, their research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the sloppy joe began in a Sioux City, Iowa cafe as a “loose meat sandwich” in 1930, the creation of a cook named Joe. Thanks, Joe! (The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century, Jean Anderson).

So if Joe invented it, and I cooked it, would that make it a Sloppy Curry? Personally, I think it has a nice ring to it. In order to make your own Sloppy (insert your name), you will need a few simple ingredients.

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped green pepper
2 lb. Fresh Angus ground beef 80/20
3 cups Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. Heinz® Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Cook onion and pepper for 5 minutes. Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve on sandwich buns.

I like to top my Sloppy Curry’s with sliced dill pickles. Top your Sloppy (insert your name) with your favorite topping.

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Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry

Warm up with Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops

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Bring on the fall season with a tasty recipe for pork chops. You won’t be disappointed!


  • 1 6 – ounce pork stuffing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 14 – 16 – ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 6 pork loin rib chops, cut 1-inch thick (about 3-3/4 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine dry stuffing mix, water and butter. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cranberry sauce. Set remaining cranberry sauce aside.
  2. Trim fat from chops. Make a pocket in each chop by cutting a horizontal slit from the fat side of the chop almost to the bone. Spoon 1/4 cup of the stuffing mixture into pocket of each chop. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Spread any remaining stuffing in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish (3-quart rectangular).
  3. In a 12-inch skillet, brown chops, half at a time, on both sides in hot oil. Arrange chops in the baking dish over stuffing, overlapping as needed.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in chops registers 160 degree F (make sure to insert thermometer into meat portion, not stuffing, and make sure thermometer does not touch bone) and juices run clear. Before serving, remove wooden toothpicks and discard.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat remaining cranberry sauce; spoon over the prepared chops. Makes 6 servings

Source and image credit:  MidwestLiving