I keep forgetting to post this quick weekday recipe. Under an hour and you will have a delicious Sloppy Joe Sandwich. One thing I do during the week is chop my veggies and set out my ingredients in the morning before I leave for work. No prep work when I walk in the door from my 8 hour day. Everything is out and ready to go. All I have to do is prepare the meal. Simple and Delicious!!
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, chopped bite size pieces
2 cups water
3/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard (I have used yellow and brown mustard too)
1 teaspoon salt (or to your taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Turn heat to medium and cook and stir the mixture constantly until the feef is browned and forms small crumbles, about 10 minutes,
- Stir in garlic and green bell pepper; cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup water and stir, scraping the pan to dissolve any brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet.
- Mix in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Add 1/2 to 1 cup water and return mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 40 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. If you want a bite add cayenne to taste.
That’s it. Serve on a roll. For myself, I serve over rice. Kent has as a sandwich. Salad is our side. ENJOY!