I’ve been eating Sloppy Joe’s back as far as I can remember. It couldn’t be simpler to make. Just grab some hamburger, add in the can of mix and serve on buns. While very simple, it was not the tastiest sandwich. So after starting this blog I ran across a recipe on allrecipes.com that seemed pretty interesting but needed to be tweaked a bit in order to really make it great.
Starting off with hamburger, I added green and red peppers, onions, bbq sauce, mustard and some spices to really bring out that sweet, slightly smoky taste. I fell in love with this recipe quick and have made it a couple times since. There is no way I’ll be going back to the can variety again.
- 1Lb. ground beef
- ¼ cup chopped onions (I mixed red and white)
- ¼ cup chopped green and red peppers
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup bbq sauce
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp spicy yellow mustard
In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and peppers; drain off liquids.
Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, bbq sauce and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.