A couple of friends were coming over for a holiday drink the other night. Not knowing how long into the evening the festivities would go, we decided that we should have something available for dinner if they cared to join us. That meant it had to be something both easy and able to be prepared ahead of time. Hence the creation of Sloppy Tom's!
From an earlier posting of a Dinosaur Bar B Que recipe of Shepherd's Mac and Cheese, I had mentioned that the base of that recipe I thought would make a good sloppy joe's-type dish. With that in mind and a little creativity, Sloppy Tom's were created. All of us really enjoyed the meal, so this one is a keeper.
serves 6 on open face rolls
After you have diced the onion and peppers, throw them into a large skillet with oil over medium heat. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the mixture.
Now add the lean ground beef to the vegetables and cook the meat until it is well crumbled and has lost its pink color. If you find you have too much liquid in the vegetable and meat mixture at this point, just carefully pour most of it out.
Serve over a hamburger roll and enjoy. This is a good cold weather meal. And kid friendly.