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  • Writer's pictureRock Rousseau

Sweet & Savory Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Forget the canned sauce and try these homemade sloppy joes! There’s something satisfying about the sweetness and messiness of these sandwiches!  This recipe is sweet, tangy, zesty and savory, with the perfect texture and consistency. Truly the best version of a childhood favorite!

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 TBSN tomato paste

  • 3/4 cup ketchup

  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted


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Large skillet, sharp knife, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cups, colander

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 30 min. Ready: 40 min Serves: 4

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, garlic, and green pepper.

2. Use a colander to drain fat and liquids.

3. Stir in the mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.

4. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes until mixture has thickened to your liking. Season as preferred with salt and pepper.

5. Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.

1 serving:

Calories: 189 Total Fat: 9.4g Saturated Fat: 4.0g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 416mg Potassium: 323mg Total Carbohydrates: 11.2g Dietary Fiber: 0.4g Protein: 15.1g

Sugars: 10g

The following vitamins and minerals are abundant in beef:

Vitamin B12. Animal-derived foods, such as meat, are the only good dietary sources of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient that is important for blood formation and your brain and nervous system.Zinc. Beef is very rich in zinc, a mineral that is important for body growth and maintenance.Selenium. Meat is generally a rich source of selenium, an essential trace element that serves a variety of functions in your body. Iron. Found in high amounts in beef, meat iron is mostly in the heme form, which is absorbed very efficiently.Niacin. One of the B vitamins, niacin (vitamin B3) has various important functions in your body. Low niacin intake has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Vitamin B6. A family of B vitamins, vitamin B6 is important for blood formation and energy metabolism. Phosphorus. Widely found in foods, phosphorus intake is generally high in the Western diet. It’s essential for body growth and maintenance.

Canard-Duchene Cuvee Leonie, Champagne, France: This nonvintage blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay is full bodied with aromas of red fruits and berries.


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