What to make with leftover sloppy joe meat besides sloppy joes?

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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:31:15 PM
I had to serve sloppy joes to a group and have a lot of meat leftover, enough that I thought the family could have it for supper tonight. Problem is, we are not big sloppy joe fans. What can I make with it besides sloppy joes? It's basically just hamburger in a slightly seasoned tomato sauce base.

I was thinking maybe

Add a can of spaghetti sauce and serve with pasta
Add some taco seasoning and garnishes and make nachos/tacos/beef burritos
Chili (doesn't particularly appeal to me today, but its an idea)

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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:36:10 PM
I sometimes serve it with pasta the next day, but you could also:

Put it in a wrap with a bit of cheese & toast/grill it

Add some vegetables, put mashed potatoes on top for a sort of shepherd's pie

Add vegetables, more sauce (pasta sauce, perhaps), and put into calzones

Serve over potatoes with a vegetable on the side

Add vegetables and mix in with/serve over rice

Hope these help!

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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:42:25 PM
i usually serve the rest over pasta, or in tacos.

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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:44:23 PM
2nd the put it in a wrap with a little shredded cheddar cheese and warm it up in the oven.

Another thing I do is make nachos grande out of the meat - put down some tortilla chips, cheese, then the meat at stick it under the broiler until its melty, then add your extras - sour cream, guac, olives, onions, peppers, etc.

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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:46:52 PM
I use it as a topping for baked potatoes.

and tacos?

I live in Texas and sloppy joe meat tastes NOTHING like taco meat, lol.


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Posted: 3/3/2011 3:47:16 PM
Put pasta with it, and treat it like spaghetti? More sauce, I suppose, too.


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Posted: 3/3/2011 4:33:12 PM
Serve over mashed potatoes - YUMMMM!

I add a box of frozen spinach (cooked, of course) to the sloppy joes, but your family may not go for that. LOL


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Posted: 3/3/2011 5:47:31 PM
Drown it in pasta sauce. Make into a casserole, or just a regular pasta dish.

Chili could work, as long as you really spice it up.

Taco meat? There's no turning sloppy joes into taco meat...

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Posted: 3/3/2011 5:58:11 PM
My son mixes it with nacho cheese. He says its yummy! LOL

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Posted: 3/3/2011 6:05:17 PM
Meat pies. I make sloppy Joe type meat and then use canned biscuits. Flatten them out a bit and put in muffin pan and fill with the meat. Bake according to biscuit directions. Sometimes I sprinkle them with cheese.


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Posted: 3/3/2011 6:06:30 PM
I would use it on hot dogs.

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Posted: 3/3/2011 6:08:13 PM
Pizza topping!


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Posted: 3/3/2011 6:08:37 PM
Often I stir a bag of mixed vegetables through the left over sloppy joe meat. Then put it in a casserole dish and top with mashed potato and a little shredded cheese. Toss in the oven and voila a quick "shepherd's or cottage pie.


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Posted: 3/3/2011 6:42:32 PM
Mix in sour cream, shredded cheese,green onion, a can of corn and a can of diced tomatoes. Top with masked potatoes mixed with chives and alittle more cheese, bake until heated through.
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