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Luby's Tartar Sauce

From: Karen 
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:18 PM
Subject: Luby's Tartar Sauce

I would love to have this recipe if you can find it.  Thanks in advance


Hi Karen,

There is a recipe here:

Key Ingredient

and a tastes-like recipe here: Just a Pinch


Tomato-Less Sloppy Joes

From: Deb
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:53 AM
Subject: (no subject)

Good morning, 
I am in search of a school cafeteria Sloppy Joe recipe that was served here in  Winston Salem NC in the 70's.
My husband has me on a is telling me he doesn't recall any tomato based sauce in this.
So I was needing extra help in researching.Hope you can help.

Hi Deb,

I had no success finding any particular mention of the sloppy joes served at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Sloppy Joes almost always contain some sort of tomato product: ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato soup, barbecue sauce, pizza sauce, or even spaghetti sauce, etc. However, there is a lack of consistency in the food world, so Winston-Salem school cafeterias may have served such a sandwich and called it a “sloppy joe.” If people can call a recipe “filé gumbo”, when it doesn’t contain any filé powder (sassafras) or any gumbo (okra), then I guess they can call something a “sloppy joe” when it doesn’t contain any tomato based sauce. I found a few recipes called “sloppy joes” that did not contain any tomato-based sauce. Such recipes are basically just browned hamburger meat with onion and green pepper. Different recipes use various things such as vinegar or mustard or spices to liven them up. See below.

Also, a sandwich like you describe is sometimes called a “loose meat hamburger”: 02-15-2010

You might try to find a Winston-Salem message board or forum and post a request there.


Sloppy Joes

1 lb. hamburger, cooked slowly until crumbled (not hard)

Sauté slowly in oleo until clear: 1 c. green peppers, diced. Add to meat above and simmer 30 minutes: 
1 tbsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. prepared mustard, 1 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. cloves, 1 tbsp. liquid smoke, 
Garlic powder. Serve over hamburger buns
Sloppy Joes

1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
3 med. onions, chopped
3/4 c. pickle relish
1 1/2 c. chopped green peppers

  Brown ground beef.  Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer 1 hour.  Serve on hamburger buns.
Sloppy Joes

Brown together: 1 med. onion (diced) 1 sm. green pepper (diced) Salt and pepper to taste   Mix and add to meat: 
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp. vinegar 2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. mustard   Brown first four ingredients.  
Mix next 5 ingredients, add to meat and simmer in covered pot on low heat 20-30 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  
Serve on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls.  

Horn & Hardart Beef Stew

From: barbara  
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 6:57 PM
Subject: H & H Beef stew

Do you have the recipe for 

Horn and Hardart Beef Stew?

Thank you. 


Hi Barbara,

Sorry, that one doesn’t seem to be available. I’ll post this on the site in case a reader has it.


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