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SLOPPY JOES - Ground beef, onions, peppers and spices together with a savory ketchup gravy served on hamburger buns #weeknightdinner #easymeals #happilyunprocessed

The PERFECT Sloppy Joe Recipe


Description

Sloppy joes are a loose meat sandwich that is made with ground beef, onions and peppers and spices that are simmered in a savory tomato based gravy and served mile high on a toasted bun.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Bell Peppers (I use red and green)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Onion Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 6 oz. Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, over low/medium heat, saute the peppers in 1-2 Tbsp olive oil for approx 3-4 minutes or until they being to soften.
  3. Turn the heat to high and add the ground beef.  Sprinkle with the minced onion, garlic and season with salt and pepper.  Brown the beef until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart.   Once you see the beef begin to brown on the bottom, give it a good stir and being breaking the beef up with a wooden spoon or fork.  Cook the beef until it’s almost cooked through.  Drain the excess oil if there is any.
  4. Once drained, continue breaking the beef up as finely as possible.
  5. Add the sauce and stir thoroughly to combine.
  6. Turn the heat down to a simmer and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes, partially covered.
  7. Remove from the heat and serve over toasted buns.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THESE:
PERFECTLY ROASTED STEAK FRIES