Spring Hill Ranch's Sloppy Joe and Sloppy José

Wiley P

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The only day of the week there was an even vaguely good reason to attend junior high school was Thursday, That's when they served sloppy Joes in the cafeteria! It wasn't 'til a few years ago that I found a recipe close to the one they used and with just a little adjustment it was spot-on!
So then I couldn't leave well enough alone and decided to give it a somewhat local flair and added a few chiles and some spice to give it a nice, mild Southwestern zing. Voila! Sloppy Joe was now Sloppy José!
A great weeknight quicky with soup or salad or as a snowy day warmer upper!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
canola or vegetable oil
1 c
(about 1 small) finely chopped yellow or white onion
1 c
(about 1 medium) finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 lb
ground beef (80/20)
1 c
ketchup
2 Tbsp
prepared yellow mustard (not the fancy stuff!)
1 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
dark brown sugar (light/golden brown sugar is okay)
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
kosher salt

TO MAKE THIS INTO SLOPPY JOSéS:

2 medium
new mexico green chiles, roasted, peeled and diced or 1 7-ounce can of diced green chiles
1 medium
jalapeño chile, seeds and veins removed, diced
1 Tbsp
hot pepper sauce (i.e. frank's® or tabasco®)
1 Tbsp
dried mexican oregano flakes
1/2 tsp
ground cumin (freshly ground if available)

FOR SERVING:

4
split and toasted sandwich buns; or
8
fresh 8" flour tortillas; or
4
large baked potatoes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the canola oil. Add the onion, and green pepper. Cook until slightly softened. Add the ground beef. Cook until the beef is browned, and drain off the excess grease.
2
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, stir together ketchup, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, ground cloves, and salt.
3
For Sloppy Josés, mix the green chiles, jalapeño, hot pepper sauce, oregano and cumin into the ketchup mixture.
4
Stir the ketchup (or ketchup/chile) mixture into the browned beef mixture. Cover the pan and simmer it for 30 minutes.
5
Serve it up either open-faced or closed-faced on the buns, wrapped in flour tortillas or over hot baked potatoes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American