Monday, October 10, 2011

Easy and delicious Sloppy Joes

Packed with flavor, and just as easy as opening a can, you'll wonder why you ever wasted money and garbage space on the cans of sloppy joe sauce from the store. 

I like my joes a little on the sweet side like the not-so-sloppy stuff in the jars, so I used 3 T.  If you don't care for it that sweet, start with 1 Tablespoon, and after mixed and tasted, you can go up from there until you reach your desired sweetness.

Enough drooling! On with the recipe!
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup each of finely diced white onion and green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-3 Tablespoons brown sugar (depending on your desired sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
In medium skillet over medium-high heat, begin to brown the hamburger using an old-fashioned S shaped potato masher. As it cooks, add onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, a few good pinches of salt and pepper. When beef is done, taste check for salt, if desired.
Over medium-low heat, add rest of ingredients and cook & stir until hot.  Serve, or let it simmer on low, stirring occasionally, to let flavors meld together more.

That's it!  :)

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