Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Super Sloppy Joes

Aimee, my cousin, highly recommended this recipe for sloppy joes and not wanting to miss out, I decided to try it. This recipe calls for a chopped red bell pepper, which is great because we still have plenty in the freezer from the garden last year. The flavor of the pepper really stood out and was different than the sloppy joes we usually eat, which have more of a bbq taste and not as prominent as the tomato flavor in this recipe.

I've only made homemade sloppy joes once before. Ours usually come from a can. You know the song..."You don't have to be a man to love Manwich. You don't have to be a witch either, it's true." Be glad there is no audio here and you don't have to listen to me sing that!

Source: Rachael Ray

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.


mamakrystal said...

My recipe is similar to this that I use, but I use ground turkey and honey instead of brown sugar. These look pretty tasty Melissa!!!! YUM!

Joelen said...

I'm not a big Rachel Ray fan but this recipe does look good!

MrsSchoon said...

OOh I'm starring this recipe. I've never made a RR recipe but this one looks yumm-o. ;P

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