Homestyle Cookin' | Pancakes & Sloppy Joe's

I can't make pancakes.

That's right...

The easiest thing on earth to make, and I can't make them.
Pancakes and I have always had a love hate relationship, mostly hate. I have tried every single recipe I could ever try and I still can't make pancakes. It's a, "it's not you, it's me" relationship. It's me. I just can't make them.

That is why I am thanking sweet baby Jesus that I found this the other day at the grocery store....


And I am not ashamed to say that from now on, I will continue to buy Log Cabin All Natural Whole Grain Pancake Mix. Click here to
Why?

Because I've never in my entire life made a pancake this perfectly round and fluffy and cute and good tasting from a homemade pancake mix or a boxed mix. I am in love with you Log Cabin All Natural Whole Grain pancake mix. 
You have completed my life.

In other food news:

I made these yummy 'not so sloppy joes' the other night.

Scrump-to the-tious. Look at that melty gooey cheesey goodness. Yummo

And they really weren't sloppy at all!

You can just use Manwich sloppy joe mix if you want, but I make my own. Mine is more like a sweet bbqish sloppy joe. You either love it or hate it. 

Here's how you do it (recipe at the bottom).

Start by browning 1lb of ground beef in a skillet. I use venison because that's what we always have on hand and it's usually the only thing we eat (we're a hunting family!)

 Place back in skillet and add all ingredients (minus cheese and biscuits). Mix well. Simmer for 10 mins.

You could always make your own biscuits, but this is just easier sometimes!
Pre-heat oven to specified temperature on biscuit can. 
 

We use this entire block of cheese. Some for the sloppy joes, the rest to munch on!! There's nothing better than freshly grated cheese, not that pre-shredded stuff...yuck.


Little hands WILL enjoy it ;)



Next:
Flatten biscuits by hand into flat rounds (enough to fold over once stuffed).
This is a great time to involve little ones!! 

 Add a portion of mixture to each biscuit round, top with shredded cheese, fold over and crimp edges with fingers or fork. Here's what they looked like before they went into the oven. The one on top was a 'sloppy joe pizza' haha. Most of these did not close all of the way, but it still worked!!

Bake for specified time on biscuit can (meaning, however long you're supposed to cook regular biscuits). 
yummy yummy, and easy!!

Not So Sloppy Joe's
Click here for printable recipe
Serves 6-8
1lb ground meat
(I use venison because we're a hunting family)
1.5 cup ketchup
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp Lawry's Seasoning
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste

1 block shredded cheese (or just bagged cheese, whatever you like, we use cheddar)
2 cans of Grands homestyle biscuits

Brown meat in large skillet, drain. Place back in skillet and add all ingredients (minus cheese and biscuits). Mix well. Simmer for 10 mins.
Heat oven to specified temperature on biscuit can. Flatten biscuits by hand into flat rounds (enough to fold over once stuffed).
Add a portion of mixture to each biscuit round, top with shredded cheese, fold over and crimp edges with fingers or fork.
Bake for specified time on biscuit can (meaning, however long you're supposed to cook regular biscuits).

And enjoy! Simple as that!

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