sloppy joes

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a recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

When we would have family or friends coming from out of town I liked to make Sloppy Joes. They were easy to make and warm up whenever the company would arrive. In those days, canned sauces were too expensive, so I came up with a sauce similar to Manwich. I know it is better now, because I know what is actually in the sauce. I serve my Sloppy Joes with cold slaw and potato chips.

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serves 8

Ingredients For sloppy joes

  • 2 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 md
    onion, diced small
  • 2 pt
    tomato sauce, i prefer homecanned
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    granulated garlic powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

How To Make sloppy joes

  • 1
    Brown ground beef, bell pepper and onion until vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through. Break up meat with a fork as it is browning.
  • 2
    Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Simmer to desired thickness. Serve either open or closed on a hamburger or Kaiser roll.

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