B is very funny (most of the time)...or at least, he thinks he is, anyway.
So when we were sitting having dinner one night, he said something along the lines of, "You know what would be funny? If we took the ground venison from Joe and made sloppy joes...it would be sloppy does!"
Now, to be perfectly fair, I have no earthly idea whether the ground venison in our freezer was a doe or a buck, but after that it became kind of a challenge. How could we NOT make them? I mean, with a name like "sloppy does," we pretty much had to.
We hunted down a good standard sloppy Joe recipe, and found this one here. We then took it and kicked it up a notch, adding diced tomatoes, mustard powder instead of regular mustard, and my spice addiction, Trader Joe's South African seasoning grinder.
Luckily, sloppy does are as good in actuality as their name might suggest. We both thought it was a little too sweet and could use more mustard, salt and pepper, but it wasn't bad by any means. It was delicious, just a little sweet. We served it with roasted broccoli and fresh strawberries, and it was a delicious AND easy meal.
If you have any ground venison in the house or just want to make a recipe with a funny name, I highly suggest you make these bad boys.
B's Sloppy Does
1 package ground venison
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
Trader Joe's South African Smoke Seasoning
Brown venison in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink.
Stir in water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, garlic powder, minced onion, salt, and a squirt or two of ketchup. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or so until most of the water has evaporated.
Serve on buns.
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