Sloppy Jose

Sloppy Jose

 

— Truman Capote
Fear of failure.
It is always lurking in out psychological pantry. Just as salt can be mistake for sugar and cinnamon can be mistake for cumin both can change something from delicious to disastrous.  It takes you from being a confidence baker or cooker to deflating you ego like a popped balloon.
The more you cook the better your food come out to your liking. You began to analyze a recipe and realize you would not like to have 2 whole onions diced or some other ingredients. You learn to substitute ingredients that will work and make your cooking successful. Cooking is just like life. You learn that you will fail at times but if you take it as a learning lesson you will achieve success later in life. Just as you should try new ideas in cooking and baking it should hold true in life endeavours.
The recipe above is a version of the sloppy joe for people who like a more spicy entrée. It also make it much easier to be gluten free by using a tortilla.
To make Sloppy Joses make your normal batch of Sloppy Joe (or canned sloppy joe sauce)  but add more chili powder, to taste. I added about 1 teaspoon more. I also added  about 1/2 teaspoon each of California Pepper and California Sweet paprika from Penzeys Spices to the mixture.  Cumin would be a great addition too. Let it slimmer for a few minutes and then add one can of pinto beans and cook for another minute. Put the mixture on a fried corn tortilla, roll or soft taco tortilla. I added romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese and olives on the top for garnish and to add more vegetables to the meal. 

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