Sunday, July 17, 2011

Celebrity Cook-Along, August 2011

Hey everyone-it's hot out there, what do you say we heat up the kitchen as little as possible...
The Celebrity Chef for August will be Rachael Ray who built an entire empire on 30 Minute Meals!
Did you know the only food that RR doesn't like to use is mayonnaise, yep-it's the truth!

It didn't take long to decide what I wanted to make,
as soon as the kid in me saw Super Sloppy Joes well, I wanted to try them:@)
So grab a big ole napkin and join me with a Sloppy Joe or make any other recipe from Rachael!
Both photos courtesy of
Super Sloppy Joes
1 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4lbs ground sirloin
1/4 C brown sugar
2 tsp to 1 Tblsp Steak Seasoning-I like 1 1/2 tsp
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tblsp red wine vinegar
1 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 C tomato sauce
2 Tblsp tomato paste
4 crusty rolls, split, buttered and lightly toasted


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops. 

Let's break out the EVOO and see if we can turn the stove off within 30 minutes!
See you August 15th and if you're new to the Celebrity Cook-Along details are HERE.
Have a happy day:@)

Note to self: Bean Sloppy Joes-Ground beef optional. Cut brown sugar back to 1/8 C to start. 1 C cooked dry great northern beans or 15 oz can drained. Shredded 3" zucchini (sprinkled with salt and squeezed dry) and carrot. Ok to sub jalapeno for red pepper. About 1/2 C shredded BBQ (or just cooked and shredded) beef. Ok to cook fast and serve or pour into baking dish and reheat.

I'm Joining:
On The Menu Monday


  1. Wow... I think she stole MY recipe! LOL


  2. This looks wonderful. I have not made sloppy joes in quite awhile! I think it's time.

  3. I love Rachel Ray. Her recipes seem easy for me to follow. Some chefs just don't carry that same appeal, to me. : )

  4. I'm going to have to go look for a RR recipe and join you!

  5. I'll look forward to the month of August and lots of recipes from Rachel Ray. She always shares good recipes and shows us how to make a meal without much time.........

    The French Hutch

  6. Hi Lynn! In Rachael's own words, "Yummo!" Love Sloppy Joes and haven't made this in ages. Don't need kids in my house to make these!
    Now, Dear Ones, all I heard was sweet singing! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Cool beans. This should be fun. I can't believe she doesn't do mayo. I've never heard that. That's the one thing I always have on hand ;)

  8. My husband doesn't like mayo either!

    I have a Rachael Ray recipe I made over the 4th of July. I may be saving that one. I LOVE it when I can be done in advance!

    Happy Sunday.

  9. We had Sloopy Joes when I was a kid. I haven't had them in ages. I am going to have to give them a try. I don't own a Rachel Ray cookbook....yet!

  10. Looks yummy! I will put up your party button. Humm, I have lots of her cookbooks and get her monthly magazine. So many choices!

  11. Another recipe I will be bookmarking. My husband loves Sloppy Joe's and he would be ecstatic to get some that were homemade (and not out of a can)!
    Have a great week.

  12. Hi Lynn, I have one of her cookbooks but watch her show everyday. I am on my "vacation" then but hopefully I won't be away from the internet. xo,

  13. Forgot to add, I love sloppy joes and yours looks great. I love the bun it is on. xo

  14. Rachel Ray is great, and so are YOU.

  15. Hi Lynn,

    Wow, that's so funny she doesn't like mayonnaise. I guess we all have that one food we're not fond of, don't you think? I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!


  16. Yay for Rachael Ray! She is my kind of cook! I didn't join in the Bobby Flay recipe since I could never find one I wanted to cook. His stuff is sorta spicy for me. But Rachel, why I even have a couple of her cookbooks! I'll start planning now!

  17. Great looking Sloppy Joe's! Looking forward to this next cook-along!

  18. Wow. This sounds great for dinner. I sometimes use leftovers for sloppy joe pasta! Darn, I see your SC down there. I'm hoping to get them all visited this afternoon!

  19. I love RR! I am so excited. Good choice. Those Sloppy Joes look pretty good. I can't wait to start picking out a recipe. :-)

  20. I love Rachael Ray and my family loves it when I pull out one of her cookbooks. Now, do I make a favorite or try something new???? I can't wait! La

  21. Hi lovely lady.
    I love her TV show she makes ever thing look so Good...I also need to get her cookbook !!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a Great Week coming up.
    XXOO Diane

  22. i loved RR when she first
    appeared on 30 minute meals.
    have 4 of her cookbooks &
    made some really good stuff.
    since my illness i've not
    been cooking (today i made
    zucchini bread ~ hubby was
    very surprised) anyway i
    remember loving RR and i'm
    dusting off the cookbooks
    and going back to the food
    channel :D

  23. I love this idea! I can't believe I've missed Celebrity Cook-a-long. I'll try to be ready for August 15.

  24. I've loved watching Rachel cook for years. She makes it all seem so easy and also as if it doesn't have to "look perfect" to taste good!

  25. I'm all for making one of RR's 30 Minutes Meals! She shares some really good ones on her show. I haven't had a Sloppy Joe in ages ...looks great!

  26. I'm a newbie to your blog and just wanted to say what a fun idea this is. I'll be joining in on the fun for the Celebrity Cook-Along. It puts a smile on me li'l face.

  27. I am a Sloppy Joe fan anyway so I have to try this! RR is a terrific cook! I have a few of her cookbooks!

  28. Yea! This is the most fun linky party! I love RR, she has such a friendly way. I have so many of her cookbooks... what to make??????? Those sloppy joes look wildly good!
    I am making my choice EARLY! I don't want to miss another Cook-Along!
    xo Yvonne

  29. I just knew she would be next. I already have my recipe picked out.:))
    xo bj

  30. Hi Lynn! the sloppy joes look fabulous! I know my family would love them! And thanks for sharing my Kitty Cat Linky Party button! :-) Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  31. It has been a very long time since I made sloppy husband would love it if I surprised him with this recipe for dinner. Thanks I am going over to see what is involved with joining the celebrity cook along.

  32. I recently posted that I forgot that I love oatmeal... I forgot that I love sloppy joes! What fun this will be!~

    Blessings, Debbie

  33. Hi Lynn, I picked my recipe out & can't wait to try it!!

  34. Love Rachel Ray! I own 2 of her cookbooks, we tried to do every recipe in one of them, but only lasted about half way through. Can't wait for the next cook along :)

  35. What fun! This will be my first time joining this linky party, and I cant wait to see what everyone has to share from RR.


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