Appears in Cook's Country October/November 2005
We wanted to revamp the classic sloppy joe recipe to be a little less sweet and have a more balanced flavor.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
We wanted to develop a recipe for Smoky Joes with a more balanced, less sweet flavor. Cooking the ground beef until just pink—not browned—before adding the sauce ensures the meat stays tender. Combining tomato puree and barbecue sauce yield...