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Big-Game eats: Aim for a Super Sloppy Sunday

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Love it or hate it, the chopped meat and tomato sauce sandwich that is the Sloppy Joe — I dare you to try eating one of those babies without staining your fingers or shirt — is for many an iconic lunch food of childhood. For meat eaters of a certain age, the messy sandwich also showed up fairly often on the dinner table, too, usually with tater tots and sometimes an iceberg-lettuce salad, if my mom was feeling especially fancy.

I grew up in the Manwich era, so forgive me if I wasn’t always a fan of the sloppy Joe. I always found the canned sauce, introduced by Hunt’s in 1969, a bit too sweet and soupy — more like an unsuccessful marriage of barbecue sauce and ketchup than the slightly tangy, slightly spicy sauce that the kitchen gods intended.

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