It happened again. It was a night that I didn’t feel like cooking but didn’t have a quick meal on the menu. I just wanted to sit and relax and not cook. Well, ordering take out was not in the cards so I had to think fast. I turned to twitter and asked around about making sloppy joes from scratch. It was unanimous that I needed to give it a go. I had a make shift recipe typed up on here from 2 years ago and finally put all the pieces together. The end result? Purely delicious. And it was easy!
Makes 8 servings
1 pound ground beef or turkey
2 cups onion, minced
2 cups chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon hot sauce or sriracha
Brown meat in a pan on medium heat. Once cooked, drain off fat/juice.
Add chopped onions and peppers to the meat and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
Add in garlic and let cook with the meat mixture for about a minute.
Place the ketchup, vinegar Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar, water and hot sauce in a pot and stir together.
Place meat mixture in the pot, stir all ingredients together and place on low heat.
Let sloppy joe mixture simmer, stirring continuously, for 15 to 20 minutes. If you can do it for even longer (30 minutes or more would be great), I’d suggest doing so.
Serve on your favorite buns with your favorite sides. Enjoy!