From Googling, a cook named Joe in a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa added a tomato sauce to a loose meat sandwich. It must have been a favourite and took off because it became known as a sloppy joe, a classic comfort food on many tables in America.
Anyway, homemade sloppy joes are incredibly easy to make, and come together in one skillet in about 20 minutes or so. Browned beef is mixed with onion and green pepper and simmered in a sweetened tomato/ketchup sauce.
So, why not feel like a kid again and serve up a Sloppy Joe for dinner tonight? Just don't forget the napkins!