Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes


1 Ib ground turkey or beef

1 Tbsp butter

1 onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, red or green, chopped

1 cup ketchup

½ cup water

8 oz can tomato sauce

2 Tbsp tomato paste

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp Worchestershire sauce

1 tsp chili powder

¼ tsp ground mustard

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more to taste)

1 ½ tsp salt

Buns for serving and butter for toasting – yes it makes a difference!


Melt butter over medium high heat.

Add ground turkey or beef to brown, stirring frequently.

Add onion and pepper and cook until softened, about five minutes.

Stir in ketchup, water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and vinegar.

Add in seasonings, Worchestershire sauce through salt.

Allow sauce to simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

Spread buns with a little melted butter and broil to lightly toast.

Top with Sloppy Joe sauce.

Eat and enjoy!

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