Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Old Fashion Sloppy Joes

There are two ways to make Sloppy Joes...the old fashion way and the seasoning packet way.  Both ways get the job done, but there's just something about the oldies that are goodies.

Unfortunately, I don't have a pic for you, but different can Sloppy Joes look?  You've seen one, you've seen them all.  However, it's the taste that matters.  After trying multiple recipes over the years, this is the combo our family ended up with.  It's quite the hit.  I even think Adam Sandler would be proud.

Old Fashion Sloppy Joes

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • Brown meat, then add onion, red bell pepper until they are tender.  Drain fat.
  • Mix in tomato paste, paprika, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. 
  • Continue to hear for 5-10 minutes, or until mixture is thick and stew like.
  • Serve over browned hamburger buns.
Happy Cooking!!!


Alice said...

have you tried PW's sloppy joes? They are MY favorite!!

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

I haven't had a sloppy joe in forever!