Gentleman Joes

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Gentleman Joes Gentleman Joes

Servings: 6 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup Paula Deen Smokey Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce, or your favorite prepared BBQ sauce
Salt and pepper
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
3 slices thick bacon, cooked crisp and chopped, drippings reserved
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
6 sandwich buns





In a large saute pan cook ground sirloin until just browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain beef fat from pan. Add reserved bacon fat and onion to pan and saute until onion is translucent. Add cooked beef and BBQ sauce. Reduce heat and simmer while heating potatoes.

In a medium sauce pan add potatoes, bacon and cheese. Cook over low heat until heated through.

To assemble put ½ cup potato mixture on the bottom of each sandwich bun. Top with a generous scoop of beef mixture and place bun top over.

Show: Contributed by Anthony Patrick Lunsmann
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Reader Comments:


This mini burgers recipe looks packed full of wonderful flavors. I think I would be interested in trying it as a new way of doing burgers. However, I don't know if I would put the mashed potatoes on or not. Still thinking about that one. That bbq sauce sounds absolutely delicious on any type of burger. BTW--Paula-I just love watching your cooking shows. Thank you!

By Sue on September 06, 2011


Gentlemen's Joe Sandwichs I have yet to make these sandwichs as have to wait for a crowd to cook for. After reviewing the recipe, I thought a scoop of nice cold coleslaw would taste nice a top this great sounding sandwich. A nice mixture of cool and hot, many textures and a great mixture of flavors. If you are going for a fast meal buy your favorite ready made, or make your own the day before. Can't wait to try it. Whole meal in a bun. Just have to find the right one. Hearty, large, warm and crisp. Thanks, Patti

By Patricia Laundree on March 10, 2011


am trying to loose some weight before the summer gets here i will be trying some of jamie n bobby's lighter recipe cause am tired of eating the same thing.

By carrie on March 10, 2011

Wow! I made these tonight and they were sooo yummy!! I also made Paulas boston baked beans and fried corn to go along with it. My son has requested we have these as often as possible.  smile

By Jennie on September 22, 2010


By tkmom on August 31, 2010

Loved the sloppy joes recipe, tried last night and defanitely added it to my repitoi of delicacies for an evening at home! thanxs

By t-2da-P on August 18, 2010

Great recipes, love em!!

By Gentlemanjoe on July 11, 2010

These sound delightful.  We are a sloppy joe fan ...these will be over the top!  We must try !! I just told my husband about these ... I believe these will be one of our favorites.  Thanks for sharing !!        gina

By gina on June 08, 2010

Wow! Those look delish!! Can’t wait to try `em!
Anthony ~ how do you feel about older women? smile
Keep those recipes coming!

By Cathi on May 18, 2010

Anthony, these Gentlemen Joe’s sound delicious!  I’m going to give them a try.  I love the fact that they have mashed potatoes on them.  I’m a potato girl so these will be a wonderful change!  Thank you!

By Pam Martin on March 09, 2010

i love reading anything paula deen write’s and love her buttery dishes and smoothies—hope i spelled that right.  keep-up the good cooking!!!!

By normajean on March 08, 2010


By GRACE BANGHART on March 07, 2010

Lauren, glad you liked the recipe.  It’s simple and delicious which is why I like it.  There is always help needed in the kitchen around here.  Where is “anywhere and everywhere”?  I’m 24 btw.

By Anthony Lunsmann on March 06, 2010

Hey Terri Blackmore, love the saying.  Big game tonight, hope we can win this one!

By Anthony Lunsmann on March 06, 2010

Hey cheri of bowling green, you can check out a picture of me on the contributors section of this website or look me up on facebook.  Talk to you later!

By Anthony Lunsmann on March 06, 2010

Hey everybody, thanks for all of your comments and I’m glad that you like the recipe!  I’m working on some things right now that y’all are really going to love so keep reading!

By Anthony Lunsmann on March 06, 2010

The recipe sounds delicious.
I would also like to see a picture of Anthony…

By Janet on March 06, 2010

Anthony, I could not help but notice your message to the “Duke Fans”.  We use to say to the “State Fans” the following: “You can’t get to heaven in a red canoe, ‘cause God made the sky Carolina Blue”.  I thought you might enjoy that one!
Your receipe looks delish and I definitely will be giving them a try!
From One Carolina Fan to Another!!!!

By Terri Blackmore on March 05, 2010

i just have to say, i tried them and they are so good.

so how old are you? and what do you want in a women?

i would love to come down and spend a day cooking with you all.

By lauren on March 05, 2010

where can I see this guys picture? I’m orginally from Cherry Point NC.  :D

By cheri on March 05, 2010

where is a picture of this guy? I wanna SEE ‘EM!

By cheri on March 05, 2010

I was just braggin’ on my Mom a few days ago how she made homemade sloppy joes when we were kids. I going to try these on my hubby ~ Mom would be proud!

By Carla Binai on March 05, 2010

Wow - do those sound delicious!  Will definitely try these for a Sunday afternoon supper.  Thanks for sharing!

By Laura on March 05, 2010

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