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Jackson-Pollock-650x404Yes, I said it, we’re a complete mess, and not in a lovely way like my friend Jackson Pollack. Benghazi, IRS, tornadoes in Oklahoma, bridge collapsing in Washington state, one lottery winner in Florida. Get it together America. Also, New Orleans is being briefly affected by termite swarms. The only good thing I heard this week was that boy scouts have finally agreed to allow gay members.

Before I go on a complete rant, I decided that I should share a recipe with yall, and find that eternal calm that foods gives me. So what’s better than messy food? Right now, absolutely nothing.

Here’s my recipe for the ultimate messy food, the sloppy joe:

1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon mustard (whatever kind you prefer)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup bbq sauce of your choosing (be careful of brown sugar content you may need to adjust)
1-3 teaspoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1. Brown the beef, onion, and pepper.

2. Then stir in and incorporate the remaining ingredients with the beef mixture (make sure everything is mixed well). Simmer for about 30 minutes to let the ingredients meld, and season with salt and pepper before serving.

3. toast up some buns and eat up!

This also good as a hot dog topping or maybe with some eggs in the morning. Get creative!