Sloppy Joes have always been one of those lifesaver meals that are quick to make when you have a lot going on and great for leftovers too. I've not added vegetables to this one, but you can easily add finely chopped carrots, celery and/or peppers.
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 onion, chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups water
- In medium sized pot, brown meat, stirring as needed, until cooked.
- Add chopped onion and garlic (and any other finely chopped vegetables you'd like to add) Cook and stir as needed, until onion/vegetables are soft.
- Add sugar, spices, tomato paste and water.
- Simmer on low heat for 15 - 30 minutes.
- Serve on large buns with a salad or coleslaw on the side. I don't make the sauce too runny so we put the sauce on one side of the bun and eat them like burgers. If you like a runny sauce, add more water to eat as sloppy burgers or open bun style. Serves 6
We also love it on baked yams (sweet potatoes)