Thursday, March 31, 2011

Best Ever Sloppy Joes

I have learned that there is no point in buying a can of sloppy joe mix when you can make it healthier and tastier from scratch.

Serves: 4    Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 30 minutes

What You Need:

1 lb. ground meat (I normally use turkey but of course beef in the norm)
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (I have also used a whole zucchini and it turns out great)
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t mustard
3/4 C ketchup (more if it is to dry)
3 T brown sugar
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 T red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

How to do it: 

Brown meat with the veggies. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined. Let simmer 20-30 minutes. Taste to make sure sauce is to your liking. At this point you may feel it isn't sweet enough (add more brown sugar) or isn't spicy (add some hot sauce).

I serve mine over a slice of bread and eat it open faced.