Classy Joes (Sloppy Joes)
Classy Joes

If you're a regular visitor of this blog you know that I tend to make recipes that are a little more on the creative side. This has never been and never will be a Pinterest baking blog filled with quinoa and Oreo filled recipes. Instead of appealing to the masses I would rather move the culinary arts forward and present my reimagining of a school cafeteria staple, the Classy Joe. Sure the Classy Joe seems like a twisted pipe dream of a hairy lunch lady with aspirations of getting a Michelin Star.

Fun fact! When fried purple potatoes turn brown!
Gettin' saucy!

prep work

Classy Joes (Sloppy Joes)

  • Challah Bread cubed 2x2 in
  • 1/2 lbs Tri Tip Steak
  • 1/2 cup Onion minced
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper minced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Milk


  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Seed ground
  • 2 tablespoons Worcester Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. 
  2. Be sure all the prep work gets done, like cutting the bread and mincing the vegetables, to ensure the dish gets created properly.
  3. Make a egg and milk bath in a shallow small bowl. 
  4. Cook the steak over medium high heat, one minute on the first side then one minute on the other side. Or just cook the steak to your liking.
  5. Coat the bread cubes in the egg bath then sort of press the vegetables into the moist cube. Cook in a skillet over medium heat until goldenish brown (the cubes will be green thanks to the bell peppers.
  6. Once you have a few cubes cooked then you plate how you wish. I made a column with my meat and bread topped with a slice of black radish and green onion. I also served it with some purple fingerling potato fries, that sort of turned brown after I fried them. 

sloppy joes

As always Photos by Katy Weaver!

classy joes

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