Sloppy Joes


°1 tbsp butter
°1 teaspoon olive oil
°1 lb. Minced beef
°1/3 chopped green pepper
°1/2 large yellow onion chopped
°3 garlic cloves, chopped
°1 tbsp tomato paste
°2/3 cup ketchup
°1/3 cup water
°1 tbsp brown sugar
°1 teaspoon yellow mustard
°3/4 teaspoon chili powder
°1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
°1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
°1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
°1/4 teaspoon black pepper
°Dash of hot sauce (optional)


Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan over the heat of MED/MED-HIGH. Add the beef and brown, and crumble into crumbs while cooking, about 5 minutes. drain.

Add onion and pepper to the same pan and cook 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds or so until perfumed. Add the beef to the pan and add the tomato paste. Stir well.

Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, red pepper flakes (if using) and black pepper. My heart is good to collect.

Cook above MED heat for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture has thickened to your liking. Remove from the heat and serve over the toasted cakes.

Enjoy !

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