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Sloppy Joes II
February 08, 2011

This is a wonderful, easy basic recipe, as the high ratings can attest. However, for those who tend to find this too sweet, don't add the brown sugar until the last, at the same time you adjust the S&P. If you find it doesn't need the sugar, skip it; or add just a tiny bit at a time until you like it. Or try 1/2-1 tsp. molasses instead of the br. sugar to add depth of flavor without much sweetness. Still too sweet? You might also need to substitute tomato sauce for the ketchup (in which case you might want to add a bit of additional spices.) If you have already made the recipe as listed, and find it too sweet, DON'T THROW IT OUT! Remember that acids are sour and will offset the sweetness. Therefore, add a splash of vinegar or unsweetened tomato products (such as tomato paste or chopped tomatoes) a little at a time until the sweetness is corrected to your tastes. Then follow the steps above next time you make this. Don't pass up this quick, easy, tasty recipe without tweaking it to suit your family's tastes! :)

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