This post brought to you by Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don’t know about you, but I love Sloppy Joes, especially the Manwich variety. Original, Bold, and Thick & Chunky; any of them! They’re all delicious!
One of my problems is while I love the traditional sandwich version of the sloppy joe, I tend to favor using it as a dip for my corn chips. A lot of times, I’ll make my sloppy joe up on the bun, then put some sloppy joe mix on the side next to a pile of chips. By the time I’m done I realize I’ve just eaten a delicious meal and I haven’t had any additional vegetables on my plate!
I needed a quick, easy to fix solution to help me enjoy my Manwich while making the meal a little heavier on the vegetables. After much thought and consideration, Sloppy Joe Bowls were created.
These bowls allow me to use my corn chips as dippers, plus it gives me some fantastic flavor combinations I didn’t know I could use with Manwich. Seriously people, my Manwich experience has just elevated to the next level of awesome! Love me some Manwich Recipes.
Here’s how it’s done. First, grab your ingredients. Ingredients consist of your burger, can of Manwich, corn chips of your choosing (I like corn chips because they are sturdier and stand up to the thick, delicious sauciness of Manwich). Then choose your toppings.
This was a fast meal for us because I like to keep diced vegetables in the fridge. Onions, green pepper, red pepper. I use them in so much of my cooking it speeds things up, especially on nights we’re looking for a speedy meal. We love our Easy Weeknight Meals.
I ended up dicing up some pickles to add to the top of our Sloppy Joe Bowls because I’ve heard from some other people that dill pickles taste great on Sloppy Joes.
This made Lena happy, she loves pickles!
While we were waiting for the meat to brown (the longest part of the entire meal preparation.) I decided to chop up some lettuce for a side salad. This is great for me because everything I already have set up for Sloppy Joe toppings also tastes great on top of a salad. This is yet another way to encourage me to eat more vegetables. (Yes, I’m still working on my two month wellness challenge.) Charlie helped me out and put the lettuce in a bowl.
While Charlie was working on the lettuce I put out the chopped veggies and cheese. You’ve gotta have cheese. With the cheese we have red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, red pepper and dill pickles. I wonder if thawed frozen peas would have tasted good too…hmmm.
Last step of prep work. Once the burger is browned, pour in your favorite flavor of Manwich, then, my favorite addition, add in a cup of frozen corn and heat through. I love mixing corn into sloppy joes. It has the right amount of sweetness to compliment the sauce of the Sloppy Joes. Oh, and don’t you just love my new wooden spoon courtesy of Manwich! Thank you for that Manwich! I love cooking with wooden spoons.
Alright, the part you’ve been waiting for. Let’s assemble the Sloppy Joe Bowls! Start with the chips.
Next, top the chips with the Sloppy Joe mix.
Finally add your topping choices.
I’m going to level with you right now. Pickles on the Sloppy Joes. I wasn’t too sure about this. Now that I’ve tried it I think I will always have them with my Sloppy Joes! Honestly, what I loved about this addition is that the pickles made the bowl retain some of the sandwich flavor. This is a unique trait since I’m removing the sandwich aspect from the Sloppy Joes completely. Giving it that hint of it’s original form is a plus for me.
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