Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sloppy Joes

Printable Recipe

These are great! Adapted from All Recipes

1 1/2 lbs hamburger
chpd onion  (I use just a small amount)
chpd green pepper  (I use maybe half of a green pepper)
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
1 cup water
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chili pwd
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup ketchup, or to taste

Brown the hamburger and onion, drain. Add the remaining ingredients, except the ketchup. Bring to a boil and add the ketchup to taste. This will cut down on the bbq flavor, which some like, but my family just prefers our sloppy joes a little sweeter. Simmer, covered, for about 10 - 15 minutes. You can add a little more water, if needed. Serve on hamburger buns.


Pam said...

Great recipe! I like the combo of spices and will bookmark this! Thanks!

Barbara said...

I haven't made sloppy joes since my kids were still home and I've long since lost the recipe.
This sounds great...copying now for the next time everyone is home.