super delicious sloppy joes

a recipe by
Brenda Andrews
Bakersfield, CA

Even with the long list of ingredients this comes together fast allowing dinner or lunch to be on the table in no time! I love that you can double it and that it freezes well.

serves 10-12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For super delicious sloppy joes

  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    chili sauce
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 lg
    onion, diced
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 lb
    ground beef

How To Make super delicious sloppy joes

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, stir together the ketchup, chili sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, mustard, Worcestershire and tomato paste. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add onion and bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute or two.
  • 3
    Increase the heat to high, add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up well as it cooks. Drain off the excess fat.
  • 4
    Stir in the liquid mixture, bring to a boil, than reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until thickened.
  • 5
    Serve up on a toasted bun with mustard, pickles and cheese if you desire.