How do you make the filling for Sloppy Joes with Cornbread
This part is really easy but if making your own sauce, you will need to simmer it for awhile to let it thicken and let the flavors blend. Just cook the hamburger in a large oven proof skillet. I used an cast iron skillet. Next add the ingredients for the sauce. If you want a sweeter sauce, cut down on the vinegar. I really like the sweetness that you get from the sweet chili sauce which you can find on the Asian aisle or here, I like Gramas Sweet Chili Sauce.
How to make CORNBREAD to top the Sloppy Joes
Cornbread in general is so easy to make and only takes about 10 minutes. You will need cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, buttermilk, corn, eggs, oil, a jalapeño and cheese. You will first whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients and add to the dry, just barely mixing it together. Then pour it on top of the meat mixture and bake. You can whip this together while the hamburger is cooking. the whole corn adds some texture and flavor to your easy homemade cornbread. Not familiar with Southern cornbread, check out this history at Southern Living.
Can you freeze Sloppy Joes with Cornbread
Sloppy Joes with Cornbread makes a large serving that can feed 8, which means I have leftovers for lunch. I put the leftovers in individual disposable containers and freeze them. Once thawed, they are best heated in the toaster oven, but the microwave will work.
Here are even more recipes using CORNBREAD
More Skillet meals with toppings
- Top hamburger with tater tots in this Tater Tot Casserole
- Or try adding a creamy macaroni and cheese on top of slow cooker beef in Brisket topped with Mac & Cheese
- Guiness Beef Pie topped withBiscuits is amazing
- Or try Chili with Cheesy Grits
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Sloppy Joes with Cornbread
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion diced
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic closed minced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup yellow corn meal
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 14 ounces creamed corn
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat and add onion, cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add beef to the skillet and season with chili powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked through, drain fat and add jalapeño and garlic. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Add ketchup, chili sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar, hot sauce and red pepper flakes. Add 1/2 cup water and reduce heat to low. Cook stirring often until the sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add cilantro. Pour into a 8 X 13 baking dish.
- Topping: Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, corn, eggs, oil, jalapeño and cheese and stir until just combined.
- Spread over the meat mixture and bake until cornbread is golden brown and the filling is bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean.
- Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes before serving.