Sloppy Joe Recipe

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This moist, tangy Sloppy Joe Recipe is a popular favorite for any meal time occasion.


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Sloppy Joe Recipe


CLASSIC SLOPPY JOES:


This basic recipe for Sloppy Joes is an All-American favorite for people of all ages. 


INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of lean ground beef

1 finely chopped onion (about 3/4 cup)

1 cup of ketchup

4 tablespoons of water

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons of prepared mustard

2 teaspoons of white vinegar

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder OR 1 large clove of finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

4 split, seeded hamburger buns



DIRECTIONS:

Heat the ground beef and chopped onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

Cook the meat and onion for about ten minutes, or until the beef is browned and crumbly, with no signs of pink remaining.

Drain the fat from the the meat and onion mixture. Discard any excess grease from the pan.

Wipe the pan with a paper towel and return the meat and onion mixture to the pan.

Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.

Turn the heat to high and bring the beef mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the mixture simmer for about half an hour, or until the sauce has thickened.

Place the split hamburger buns open on a plate, with the split side facing up.

Pour a ladle of Sloppy Joe mix over one of the bun halves. Then gently place the other half of the bun on top.


Serving suggestion: Garnish the sandwich with pickle slices and potato chips.



Here's an easy and creative alternate Sloppy Joe Recipe: You can make delicious meat pies easily by placing 2 or 3 tablespoons of cooked sloppy joe mix (or cooked meat loaf) into a mini pie crust, or you can wrap up the meat in philo dough.

Brush the dough with butter and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.




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