Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes-All with few slight changes
 1 pound lean ground beef/turkey
         1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
         1/4 cup chopped onion
         1/4 cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper
         1 cup ketchup
         8 oz. tomato sauce
         2 tablespoons brown sugar
         1 tablespoon vinegar
         1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
         1 tablespoon dry mustard
         1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
         1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and add ground
meat. Brown meat until it is cooked thoroughly. Carefully drain and discard fat. Transfer meat to a bowl.
To same pan, heat oil on medium heat; and add onions and peppers and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. (If I'm in a hurry, or lazy, I'll just add them to the hamburger just before it is totally done and start them sauteing , just make sure the onion and green pepper are soft before you add the rest of the ingredients)
 When vegetables are tender, return meat to pan and add remaining ingredients. 

Stir frequently to cover meat with sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

Then serve up on favorite bun, or make your own using the potato refrigerator dough.
Some of the reviews on stated that it was too sweet if you aren't a fan of the sweeter sloppy joes decrease the brown sugar.  But I wouldn't say I like sloppy joes in general, but I did love this recipe and it's fast!!!
Sorry again no plated picture, we love to have corn on the cob when it comes in our Bountiful Basket or when it's in season.  I can hardly wait!
Hope you enjoy!

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