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Sloppy Joes

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Description

Yummy, scrumptious comfort food…to the max!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Butter

Preparation

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

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get 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 a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls, topping with a slice of cheese if it makes your skirt fly up. Serve hot with kettle cooked chips!

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Bec on 7.27.2014

Do yourself a favor and double the batch! Great flavor! Double it and freeze half for later.
This was a HUGE hit for my family!

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Carolyn on 5.19.2014

So Good Love this! I don’t like the can store version of sloppy joe’s but this is a home run. It made enough for the the two of us and froze the rest for a later date!

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teecee on 1.4.2011

I make this recipe ALL the time. It is so wonderful. The only thing I do different is, instead of green pepper I use a banana pepper. We really love the flavor!!

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Maggie of A Bitchin' Kitchen on 9.6.2010

These are soooo good! I made them last week for my boyfriend and I, and we loved them!

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reneeblackwell on 6.21.2010

I’ll admit it, I’m a LONG time Manwich fan and have yet to find a recipe that can compare…until TODAY! These were awesome and I’ll be making homemade sloppy joes from now on. I left out the tomato paste (because I didn’t have any) but it was still delicious. I think these will be even better as left-overs.

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Katy on 7.7.2014

Great recipe! I made mine a little more spicy because my boyfriend and I are those crazy spicy-food-loving kind of people! Extra tabasco, extra chili powder, extra red pepper flakes, and topped with pepperjack cheese! I am a huge sloppy joe fan and this is very similar to how I typically make them… My favorite part is the Worcestershire sauce!

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Meg on 3.26.2014

Made these for dinner last night , it was such a quick and easy recipie. My boyfriend is a big fan of sloppy joes and loved them!! I’m much more of a pasta kind of girl but I too found myself digging in an enjoying. I would 100% recommend!!’

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Stephanie on 3.22.2014

I’ve made sloppy joes many times with similar ingredients, but never with bell peppers or tomato paste. Huge improvement! Doubled this & froze for later. Even my husband, who claims not to like peppers & onions, tried these and liked them.

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Jessica A on 1.10.2013

I have made these so many times and shared the recipe with friends and family. Love the recipe.

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christynbj on 5.16.2012

My go to recipe. I was low on time and used the can sauce a month ago, and the fmaily complained bitterly. my…how things have changed! Thanks!!

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