How to make lobster sloppy joes

I have to say this is totally the best sloppy joe recipe I’ve ever found.  It was stolen from the internet, I just wish I could remember where I got it.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (seriously, y’all — do not freak out about this)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Buns
  • 15 lbs lobster meat, arranged (optional)
  • Your parents’ permission

Usually makes six or seven nice-sized joes.  Sometimes I prefer to use more cumin and less brown sugar, it depends on the mood.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes.  Add the onion and red bell pepper.  Saute for 5 more minutes, or until the onion is tender.  Drain the fat.

Now mix in the tomato paste and water, stirring until the paste is dissolved (doesn’t take very long).  Stir in everything else.  Continue to heat until the mixture is thick and stewy.  Sometimes, I like to add a little extra water and reduce again.

Bon appetit!  If you make it, let me know what you think.

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5 Responses

  1. Merv Griffin says:

    I think this blog has officially hit rock bottom.

  2. Bill Cash says:

    Oh yeah??? Where’s yours, Marc, you ass?!

    This is a recipe in furtherance of the famous lobster series of recipes. More Google hits are generated for the lobster artichoke dip recipe entry than anything else on my site (tragically). You have to feed those hungry mouths.

  3. justme says:

    Since we are talking about Lobsters may I share this story with you.
    A man lives in Maine and he comes home one day and his wife isnt home. Several days pass so he calls the police. They look into it, and return two days later.
    “Well sir we have good news and bad news and very very good news. Which do you want first.”
    Ill take the bad news, says the man.

    “Okay the bad news is we found your wife, but she was 20 feet down in the ocean with a chain wrapped around her, and of course quite dead.”

    “Whats the good news?”

    “She had five huge Maine Lobsters hanging off of her. And here they are.”

    “So whats the very very good news?” he asks.

    “Why sir we are put her back down, and plan on bringing her back up with more lobsters for you tommorrow.”


    P S When is there going to be an article devoted to my four mail jeeps?

  4. Merv Griffin says:

    I obviously spoke too soon.

  5. Trina says:

    hey i really like this recipe send it to me threw an e mail i would love to make this for my family on thanksgiving and if they like it or even love it than i want to make it on christmas to