Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sloppy Joes

The name too often brings to mind hair nets and old women but I swear that anyone willing to give it another try will change their tune. Sloppy Joe's are delicious. They are my favorite sandwich by far and I'm convinced that if you brush aside your doubt and fire up the skillet you'll find that you like them too. Just make sure you have lots of napkins on hand, the sloppy part is no joke.

Sloppy Joe's:

1 1/2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups tomato ketchup
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
4 burger buns, toasted

Brown the beef in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, 5-7 minutes. Add onions and bell pepper and season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables soften, about 7 minutes. Add ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and mustard. Stir to combine. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Spoon over split hamburger buns.

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