This is one of my go-to fast recipes. Sloppy Joes are southern…right?! Well, I’m calling it a comfort, southern dish so there.
First thing to do is chop up 1/2 onion and one green bell pepper. I use my food processor for the onion because my eyes can NOT take it. I usually do more than one onion and store the rest in the fridge for future meals.
Then start browning 2 pounds of lean ground beef in a large skillet with the onion, bell pepper, & then about 3 teaspoons of minced garlic. I add 1T butter and 1T EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to the skillet then add the veggies and meat.
After the meat is browned and onions and bell peppers are soft, drain the meat and place back in the same pan.
2T Brown Sugar
2t. Chili Powder
1t. Dry Mustard
1/2t. Red Pepper Flakes
2t. Salt & Pepper
1t. Slap Ya Mama Seasoning (optional)
Then the wet ingredients:
1/2 c. Ketchup
2T Tomato Paste
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
Few shakes of Tabasco Sauce (optional)