Food Fridays – Venison Sloppy Joes Recipe and Fresh Rolls

I have TWO recipes for you on this great Food Friday!  Last week I tried making Sloppy Joes with our venison sausage.  It was delicious!  And what are Sloppy Joes without a good roll?  So here is also a link to our favorite recipe for homemade hamburger and hot dog rolls.  We use whole wheat flour and they turn out great!  (And the rolls don’t take as long as you think to make!)


Venison Sloppy Joes

1 lb venison sausage (or ground beef or venison)

½ medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced (or a dash of garlic powder)

½ green pepper, chopped

¾ to 1 cup ketchup

2-4 Tbsp brown sugar

Splash of Worcestershire sauce

Splash of vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)

Small splash of Tabasco sauce (unless your sausage is already spicy)

½ tsp dry mustard powder (or a small squirt of prepared mustard)

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp sea salt

Pepper to taste


Brown meat, onion and green pepper.  Drain fat (although venison doesn’t typically have much).  Add all remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns


Have a great spring weekend!


3 thoughts on “Food Fridays – Venison Sloppy Joes Recipe and Fresh Rolls

  1. Thanks! We did a lot of work over the weekend. There was an old water softener that came with that house that we took out and my boyfriend got rid of the 5’x3′ concrete pad that it was sitting on. Once we’re done I think we’ll have a nice space. We’re kind of on hold right now because we found a pipe and we’re not sure what it is. Even though we hit a little snag I think it’ll turn out pretty good. I’m planning on posting about it tomorrow. : )

  2. Sounds very Yummy! We used to have venison a lot when I was a kid.

    I like your back to the basics/self sufficiency concept. I’ve been wanting to start a little garden but I live in a townhouse in the city so there isn’t much space on my patio. I did plant some tomato plants last year, they got real tall but I never got a single tomato. : (

    Any advice/ideas on how to get started with such little garden area?

    • That’s great that you’re trying things in your environment! Anyone can grow vegetables, no matter how much space they have. Do you have enough room for a little raised bed? You could build or purchase a small 4×4 raised bed (with a bottom) and put that on your patio. There are also hanging tomato plants you can purchase…I’ve never tried it myself but have heard good things from others! And obviously, potted plants are an easy way to go, although not sure why your tomatoes didn’t produce last year. Peppers, lettuces, and herbs do well in pots, too. Hope you have more success this year!

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