Monday, August 16, 2010

Sloppy Joes

I decided to try the Pioneer Woman's sloppy Joe recipe and it was so good! They are a little on the hot and spicy side, I thought my kids would complain but they all ate them all gone. I will absolutely make these again, my husband really loved them.

Sloppy Joe's
2 Tablespoons Butter
2-½ pounds Ground Beef
½ whole Large Onion, Diced
1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-½ cup Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
Worcestershire Sauce To Taste
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (optional)
Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
Kaiser Rolls

Add butter to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat.

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are a little soft.

Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Spread rolls with butter and brown on griddle or under the broiler.