May 26, 2013

Sloppy Joe's

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Cooks Note: Everyone loves Sloppy Joe's. The love affair begins in Elementary School and as our tastes evolve there are always those old faithful meals we love forever. This is a great recipe, it has all of the ingredients that make it taste like classic Sloppy Joes. This is not fancy, it is just good. This recipe called for cheese on top, which would probably be great. but since I am used to it without, that is the way I did it. Make this during the week, double up the recipe and freeze for another night when you have less time. Enjoy!


2 lb. lean ground turkey (or beef)
1 chopped brown onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
2 TB olive oil
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 TB mustard
2 cups ketchup
1 cup tomato paste
2 TB brown sugar
2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided

  1. In a large pan, brown meat with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper over medium heat.  
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In same pan over medium heat, stir together olive oil, onion, green pepper, garlic, 1 tsp. kosher salt, 1 tsp. pepper until veggies are soft.  Drain liquids.  Add back the browned meat to pan.
  4. Stir in mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, and brown sugar.  Stir to incorporate well.  Bring to simmer.  Let simmer for 30 minutes, covered.  
Can be made ahead of time, and reheated for serving.
Serve warm on hamburger buns.

Pinspiration from Chew Out Loud

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