Hello Everyone! Sorry it has been a while, I have been cooking… It’s just been some late nights for other reasons and I have not had time to post, so here goes… These Sloppy Joes were something new for me. Usually I just add some ground beef to manwich and slap that on a bun… This one is from Ree Drummond’s Food From My Frontier. It did not turn out like the picture, so I probably didn’t cut things in half correctly… therefore, I will be offering up the whole recipe so hopefully you have better luck.
Start by browning 2 1/2 lbs ground beef in a large pot. Drain the fat off, then return to the pot. Add 1 large green bell pepper diced and 1/2 a large onion diced. Stir it all together, then add in 5 cloves of garlic minced, 1 1/2 cups ketchup, and 1 C water. Stir it around to combine. Then add 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp dry mustard, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, some Worcestershire to taste, tobacco to taste, and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
Once that is about finished, spread a little butter over a Kaiser roll and brown over a griddle. We skipped the butter and just used the broiler. Once it is nice and toasty, spoon a good amount of the mixture on it, add some onion and whatever else you might like, then top with the other half of the bun. We use the potato salad from the grocery story, and it was pretty tasty. Not quite as good as homemade, but much easier. Enjoy!