Love ’em or hate ’em, sloppy Joes, the messy chopped meat and tomato sauce sandwich, are for many an iconic lunch food of childhood.
The sandwich is so beloved that it merits a National Food Holiday (March 18), and somehow, we don’t think everyone who celebrates is cooking from scratch: ConAgra sold more than 70 million cans of Manwich last year.
But a homemade Joe? That can be a beautiful thing, not to mention a quick and easy way to get a filling (and inexpensive) dinner on the table. From traditional to vegan, there’s Joe to fit almost every taste.
For recipes read Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Food section.