There is the only way I have ever known to make Sloppy Joes from Scratch.
Can you imagine my shock and awe when I found out that you they tried to put this in a can? I love to be able to make from-scratch recipes when I can.
I love combining our farm-raised ground beef, a few extra ingredients, and Rhodes Texas Rolls to make these scrumptious Sloppy Joe sandwiches from scratch.
It may be possible to have Sloppy Joe mix leftovers. I usually end up transforming it into another recipe like a casserole, breakfast burritos, our homemade spaghetti sauce, tacos, or chili. It has all the basic ingredients to seamlessly fit into any beef-based recipe. We have even made Sloppy Joe grilled cheese sandwiches with these leftovers. You can make up a big batch of Sloppy Joe mix and it will go along way!
In the winter time I spend tons of time in the kitchen with my sourdough starter. We love making lots of homemade bread to help heat up the kitchen and save us time and money-by not having to run 30 minutes to a grocery store.
The other 3 seasons of the year, when the rubber hits the road, there is very little time in the kitchen and yet. Sometimes we have to prepare meals for upwards of a 20-person field crew. So the time spent in the kitchen has to be efficient! I rely on Rhodes Frozen Bread dough to help me maintain fresh buns for my sloppy joes and our other field meals.
I grew up on Rhodes frozen Texas Rolls and they are the best way to combine fresh and hot in the same meal.
Sometimes I make an extra pan of them because the kids–eh ehm. I mean, all of us will crowd around the oven waiting for a fresh pan of rolls to come out of the oven! They are delectable and come out perfect nearly every time!
Take a package of Rhodes Texas Rolls out of the freezer. I will typically drop by bag of rolls on the floor to help separate the individually frozen buns. Spray a 9×13″ pan and add 12 frozen rolls.
Cover with a flour sack towel and allow to rise naturally for 3-5 hours or if you are in a bit of a hurry, you can start your oven at the lowest temp. Mine goes down to 200°.
I will place them in the warm oven for about 1.5 hours or so. I also try to limit the amount of jumping in the kitchen that occurs during the dough-raising time. Once they are done raising I will crank up my oven to 350° and bake them for 15 minutes or so. (All the baking instructions can be found on the back of the packaging too.)
I love that I can rely on these frozen roll from Rhodes to be my side-kick during our busy planting and harvesting seasons here on the farm.
Once I know I’ve got fresh buns just waiting to be made in the freezer that I’ve got time to start on my from-scratch Sloppy Joes!
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