Sloppy Joe on Pretzel Bun

Kid-friendly weekend recipe

Sloppy Joe on Pretzel Bun

If you have children you know it’s often a challenge to put food on the table that they will actually eat. Sloppy Joe sandwiches are always a winner in our house.

This recipe — served on a soft pretzel bun — is not only tasty but a fun way to involve your kids in the cooking process. Your family may be set to enjoy a three-day weekend due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observances. Why not use the extra time at home to gather together? Invite your brood to the kitchen and create a ‘sloppy’ masterpiece!

Sloppy Joes on Soft Pretzel Buns
Serves 8

2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
2 packages active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup baking soda
2 cups hot water
Pretzel salt
1 (1.3-ounce) packet sloppy Joe seasoning mix
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cups water; let stand 7-8 minutes until creamy.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center; add oil and yeast mixture. Mix together to form dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough about 5 minutes until smooth; adding flour as needed, dough will be slightly sticky.

3. Lightly oil large bowl. Add dough turning to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place about an hour, or until doubled in size.

4. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and form into fun shapes.

5. Combine baking soda and hot water. Dip each pretzel into water mixture and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with pretzel salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

6. Brown ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains; drain. Mix in sloppy Joe seasoning and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Serve on pretzel bun.


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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.