Sloppy Joes - A classic sandwich that's meant to be messy! This recipe requires only one pot and features seasoned ground beef, onions, peppers, and garlic, with a richly flavored tomato sauce.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard prepared
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up into small crumbles, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion, bell pepper to the same skillet and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the onion softens. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
Stir in the tomato paste, then add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Stir well to combine.
Continue cooking over medium heat for another 10 to 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken, if it's too dry, add a bit of water.
Remove from heat and sover over toasted buns.
- Nutritional information does not include buns.
- Store leftover mixture in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- You can freeze your sloppy joe mixture for up to 3 months! Transfer the cooked (make sure it's cooled) mix to a freezer bag or airtight container and freeze.
- When it’s time to reheat, put it in a saucepan with a little water, heat it through, and serve with freshly toasted buns.
Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg