Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sloppy Joes--The Original

Sloppy Joes is a meal that comes together quickly with a great depth of flavor. They make great leftovers (they're really better the second day I think) and freeze well too.
This is my classic Sloppy Joe recipe...look for the more upscale version next week.


  • 1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken (chicken is my personal choice)

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 1 chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 c. tomato sauce

  • 1/2 c. ketchup

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


Cook the ground meat until done but not overly brown. Remove the meat. Saute the vegetables until translucent; add the meat back in. Add all other ingredients and stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and then back the heat to a simmer. Simmer for at least 10 minutes. If you plan to simmer it for longer than this (it will only get better I assure you) add some water so your Joes don't get too thick. They should be the consistency of a thick chili.
Enjoy your Joes on traditional white hamburger rolls and remember--they're supposed to be sloppy!

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