Sloppy Joe is a great dish to make during the week for a fast meal - or in our house when everyone is broke, we like doing Sloppy Moe and cheap wine night! Why "Sloppy Moe" not "Sloppy Joe," you ask? Because it does notcome in a can. It is so much better, and so easy to make up in just about 20 min. Most of the ingredients are found in a well-stocked kitchen. If you don’t have all the spices, you can play around with what you do
have on hand.
2 Tablespoons Butter
2-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 cup Ketchup
2 cup tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
1. Add butter to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add
ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat and discard.
2. Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes,
or until vegetables begin to get soft.
3. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water.
4. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and
pepper to taste.
5. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco if desired.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Serve with any kind of bread you may like. My husband and I are fans of potato rolls for our Moe. This recipe can feed about8 people depend how hungry your people are. Also, I prefer to make extra because it makes for a great lunch the next day. People can also comeback to it throughout the night and is easy to heat up. Enjoy!