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Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Joe’s are a favorite comfort food for the young and old.  Who does not enjoy that mixture of ground beef, spicy/savory tomato sauce and onions on a fresh hamburger bun?  Sloppy Joe’s are easy to make and great for parties or family events.

This recipe can be easily prepared on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.


Cooking Steps

2 Medium or 1 Large onion diced.

3 to 4 Colored Sweet Peppers cleaned and diced

28 oz. can of your favorite tomato sauce. If you would like a saucier Sloppy Joe add a small 12-14 oz can of tomato sauce. For a dryer sauce, add a 6 oz. can of tomato paste.  Add water as needed to adjust consistency.

2 lbs of Ground Round or Sirloin.   We recommend the leaner cuts of beef for this dish

1 cup brown sugar.

Your favorite Sloppy Joe Spice Mix or you can make your own by combining 2 Tablespoon (T) Worcestershire Sauce, 1 T Dry Mustard, 1 T Spicy Mustard, 1 Teaspoon (t) Garlic Powder and 2 t Chili Powder

1 oz. Cooking Oil (can be Vegetable, Canola, Soy, Olive or any good grade of cooking Oil).  We recommend a good Olive Oil.

[Optionally] Add some fresh sausage to the ground beef for a wonderful flavor twist.

  1. Heat a skillet with a few tablespoons of oil.  Brown the ground beef and if you are using fresh sausage, in the oil over medium heat.  Add Onions and Peppers cooking until the onions are transparent.  Add the spices, tomato sauce and brown sugar to the mix. Stir mixture to blend ingredients.  Cover and simmer on low for a couple of hours stirring occasional to to keep the mixture from burning.
  2. Optionally at this point instead of cooking on the stove, you can transfer the ground beef to a slow cooker and add the spices, sauce and brown sugar to it.  Stir to mix everything up and cover. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hrs.
  3. Serve when ready on warm hamburger buns.  You can include cut up vegetables, baked beans and potato chips on the side as desired.  Enjoy!.