Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sloppy Joe's

 
PW posted this recipe on her site yesterday and I just had to give it a try for our dinner.  I followed the recipe almost exactly and it turned out perfect.  Typically, I just mix ketchup, barbecue sauce and a little yellow mustard to make Sloppy Joe's, but I thought this would be fun to try instead.  Once the ketchup and other sauce ingredients hit the heat, the house started to smell amazing.  I'm really impressed with how delicious and easy this was.  No need to ever buy the canned stuff again!  Let me know if you give this a try and how you like it.   Enjoy!

Sloppy Joe's
adapted from The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:

2 tbls. butter
2 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin
1/2 of a large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 tbls. tomato paste
2 tbls. brown sugar
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard  (I used a big squirt of yellow mustard)
1-2 dashes ground cayenne
2-3 dashes Tabasco Sauce
4-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Rolls and butter, for serving

Directions:

Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Add beef and cook until brown.  Drain the grease.  Add onions, green pepper, and garlic.  Cook for a few minutes until veggies start to get soft.  Add ketchup, water, tomato paste, brown sugar, chili powder, mustard, cayenne powder, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.  Stir to combine and simmer for 30 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.  Spread rolls with butter and brown in a skillet.  Spoon meat mixture over rolls and enjoy! 

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