Sloppy Joes


Who doesn’t like a good Sloppy Joes sandwich especially when it it homemade.  With this recipe you can make it a little spicy or as spicy as you like it.  I am sure your family will enjoy it.


Sloppy Joes
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup minced carrot ( or chopped bell pepper or even both)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-1/4 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 4 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar ( I do not use)
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 rolls of choice
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat.
  2. Add the carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add chopped onion and celery.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  6. Remove from heat and remove vegetables from the pan to a bowl, set aside.
  7. Using the same pan, crumble the ground beef and cook until done.
  8. Drain ground beef.
  9. Returned drained cook ground beef to pan and add vegetables.
  10. Add the ketchup, tomato sauce,Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and brown sugar to the pan.
  11. Stir to mix well.
  12. Add ground cloves, thyme, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper.
  13. Lower the heat to medium low and let simmer for 10 minutes
  14. Serve on your favorite roll or bread
  15. Enjoy;)


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