Sloppy Joes from Scratch

by on September 15, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Ingredients

  • 1 TBL olive oil
  • 1 medium onion – chopped fine
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 TBL brown sugar
  • 8 OZ can tomato paste
  • 1 TBL chili powder or 2 TBL cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 TBL Worcestershire
  • 1 TBL oregano
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    – then add
  • 1 LB lean 85/15 ground beef – Mix in ONE EGG
  • 8 OZ crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 C pineapple or apple juice
  • 1 small can chopped mild green chilies (drained)
  • ½ CU ketchup (alt: Ms. T’s Bloody Mary Mix)
  • (Roux) Optional: ½ CU flour mixed with ¼ CU water for thickening chili powder (use individually)

LET SIMMER AT LEAST AN HOUR

OPTIONAL: Diced Jalapeno or Serrano chilies

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet
  2. Brown your onion
  3. Add garlic and other items (about 30 seconds between each)
  4. Add the beef
  5. Add all other ingredients (except roux) and simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Mix in roux to thicken
  7. Spoon on top of bun
  8. Top with Chili powder to suit desire for heat

 

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