Originally posted by kland01s
Sloppy Joe's have a tomato based sauce, loose meat doesn't. They are dry and many people ad mustard.
huh, thanks. Ya know, this just prooves my point about who "invented" a food. Apparently, I have been making "loose meat" sandwiches (or something similar)for years, without even knowing it. I never heard of the loosmeat sandwich until reading this thread. But, I make the same/simliar sandwich with my left over ground meat from my homemade tacos. Tacos is a fairly regular meal on Fridays. I make the meat, dice tomatos, onions, shred cheese, ready the sour cream, chop lettuce and make guacomle. Each ingredient gets its own bowl and is put in a lazy susan for make your own. I usually cook up the entire two pound package of ground meat. So, there's always extra meat. So, often, Saturday lunch is the ground meat on a hamburger bun. Reheat the meat, toast the bun and although I have used mustard, I often use the left over salsa as the condiment. And sometimes add any left over cheese, too. I mean, it's probably not the exact same, but it certainly calls into play the whole idea of who "invented" any given dish.