Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sloppy Joes

We really enjoyed these Sloppy Joes and I hope you do, too.

1 1/2 pounds lean ground sirloin
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped green or red bell peppers
1 1/4 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 to 1 cup water

Heat a 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.

In same pan, heat oil on medium heat; and add onions and pepper and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  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.

Serve on buns, rolls or onion buns.

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