Here is something that has been on my heart for a number of years now. What is it with sloppy joes eaten as a regular sandwich? That’s just wrong!

Today at work some of the guys brought in sloppy joes and we ate them at break. I’m the only open-facer there! We did the same thing several weeks ago for our buddy’s last day, and Craig looked over at me and said something to the effect of “Tom’s an open-facer!”

I said, “Of course, the meat/bread ratio is much better.”

It’s incomparable, in fact. Pile the meat on each half of hamburger bun, see if you can hide the fact you have any bread at all! That’s about right.

Sloppy joes are a popular menu feature when feeding a large group. But unfortunately, the people in charge often make them up for you, they don’t usually just set out a pile of buns and a tub of meat. They take one side of a hamburger bun and dab a smidge of meat on it, then completely conceal it by slapping the other half on top. Then you’re left to choke down a dry, harsh, caricature of a sloppy joe.

This especially happens out here in Indiana. Maybe I’ve been sent as an Open-Faced Evangelist.