If you are of a certain age, you know about Sloppy Joes.
If you are not of this certain age, then it’s time to bring Sloppy Joes into your vernacular.
A Sloppy Joe is simply a very sloppy hamburger that can’t possibly be eaten without a knife and fork …and a bib.
A very quick and easy dinner that seems to please everyone.
The typical way to serve Sloppy Joes is over a burger bun, or in a hollowed out hoagie roll.
Also delicious is serving this over rice or quinoa, or over a baked or mashed potato.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Number of Servings: 3-4
450 g ground meat (ground sirloin, pork, Italian or Chorizo sausage, ground chicken or turkey – or a combination of ground meats)
1 small onion, fine dice
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
½ of a green pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 ½ – 2 tablespoons (25-30 mL) Dijon mustard
1/3 cup (85 mL) ketchup, or chili sauce
¼ cup (60 mL) BBQ sauce
2-3 tablespoons (3-45 mL) cucumber relish, or chopped sweet pickles
2 tablespoons (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon (15 mL) red wine vinegar
1 tablespoons (15 mL) brown sugar
Kosher or sea salt; freshly ground black pepper
Hamburger or Hoagie Rolls; Shredded Cheddar cheese; chopped green onions
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brown ground meat in a little olive oil – 10-15 minutes.
- Add onions and celery. Saute until soft and fragrant. – 5-10 minutes. Add the green pepper pieces and the minced garlic. Heat through.
- Add the mustard, ketchup,BBQ sauce, relish, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer.
- Season to taste.
- To serve: Spoon over toasted hamburger buns or into hollowed out Hoagie Rolls (sprinkle with cheddar cheese and broil).
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