Homemade Sloppy Joes! Brimming with a hearty browned beef, hidden veggies and a rich, lightly sweet, lightly smokey tomato based sauce. This version is fast, flavorful and sure to satisfy those old time cravings!
Ready in: 30minutes
3/4cupchopped yellow onion
3/4cupchopped red bell pepper
1lblean ground beef*
2garlic cloves,minced (2 tsp)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1(8 oz) cantomato sauce
1/2tspnatural hickory smoke flavor
Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, saute until nearly tender, about 6 minutes. Scoot to one far side of the pan.
Crumble in beef, let sear until browned on bottom, about 2 - 3 minutes. Then turn and start to break up beef and toss with peppers and onions, continue to cook 2 - 3 minutes or until nearly cooked through.
Drain fat from beef. Add garlic, chili powder, paprika, mustard and season with salt and pepper to taste and cook beef through, about 1 minute, tossing occasionally.
Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, smoke flavor. Reduce heat and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes (thin with a few tablespoons water or broth as needed).
Serve warm in hamburger buns.
*Ground turkey can be substituted (don't use super lean).
**I like to use a corn syrup-free ketchup such as Simply Heinz.