I have been trying to find recipes that my son loves and change them up a little bit.
One of his favorite dinners are sloppy joes, but one can only eat so many of those! So, I decided to add a little variety to our lives and take our favorite sloppy joe recipe and combine it with our tamale pie.The end results were awesome!
My picky eaters gobbled it up and there was no whining or tears all night!
1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning (I used McCormick brand)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add ground beef. When meat is browned, add onions and peppers.
In a medium-sized bowl, prepare BBQ sauce by mixing together brown sugar, vinegar, BBQ seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce.
When vegetables are tender, add BBQ sauce to skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 more minutes and let the mixture thicken up a little bit.
During that time, stir together corn muffin mix, egg, oil, and milk. It will be a little lumpy.
Once beef mixture has thickened up a little bit, spoon it into an 8x8" baking dish. Pour the cornbread mixture evenly on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with cheese. Let cheese melt for a couple of minutes and then serve.