Sloppy joes are a staple childhood dish that many adults enjoy as well. However, what to serve with sloppy joes? There are many great options and it’s fun to mix things up every now and then. In this blog post, we will list what we think is the best food to serve with sloppy joes!
WHAT ARE SLOPPY JOES?
Sloppy Joes are a meaty ground beef dish with tomato sauce, onion, and green pepper. It is served on toasted buns as sandwiches or open face. My favorite sloppy joe recipe by far is pictured above and it’s so good.
The name of the sandwich may have come from its appearance but also that it is very easy to make! Sloppy Joes can be made in about 20 minutes because it is a quick meal.
Sloppy joes are also commonly called “joe’s sandwich.” The dish is said to have gotten its name from the way it looks when it is served. The ingredients are cooked together until the beef is browned and then it is served on toasted buns as either a sandwich or open face.
Our family loves sloppy joes, I mean who doesn’t. You can customize it the way you like with different ingredients in the sauce. Homemade sauce is always better than store-bought.
Since sloppy joes are a sandwich, it is important to serve some kind of side with it to make a complete meal. The question is what to serve with sloppy joes. The possibilities are really endless.
WHY SHOULD YOU SERVE SIDES WITH THIS DISH
People have very different opinions on what is the best side dish to serve with sloppy joes. Some people think that serving something mushy, like mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, would be a great option because it will go well with the sauce of the sandwich. Others prefer crispier options such as rice or fruit salad.
It is hard to say what the best side dish to serve with sloppy joes is because everyone has different preferences. However, we think that it is important to have a side dish when serving this type of sandwich so that it can be a complete meal.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SLOPPY JOES
As I mentioned, our family loves sloppy joes. As a result, we have a variety of different sides to choose from. It is important to have a variety that way there is something for everyone no matter what their preferences are.
Are you looking for suggestions on what to serve with sloppy joes? Here is a list of our favorite sides that we serve on a regular basis.
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TAKE SLOPPY JOES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Sloppy joes are a great meal to serve for a casual get-together with friends or family. However, if you are looking to take the dish to the next level, we have some suggestions.
One option is to add sides such as potato salad or coleslaw. This will help make the meal more substantial and filling. Another option is to add a dessert. This can be as simple as serving brownies or cookies on the side.
If you are looking for something more creative, why not try serving sloppy joes in a taco shell? This will give the dish fun and unique twist. Finally, another great idea is to serve the sandwich open face. This will allow your guests to really taste the flavors of the dish.
No matter how you choose to serve sloppy joes, we are sure that they will be a hit!
We hope you enjoyed this post on what to serve with sloppy joes. Sloppy Joe sandwiches are a delicious meal that can be served in many ways! If you have any favorite recipes or ideas for making them, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.