Not So Sloppy Joe

Description: A savory and sweet ‘Sloppy Joe’ recipe for a saint who was far from ‘sloppy’.

Serving: 4-5 People         

Prep time:  10 mins               

Cooking Time: 20 mins



1  Tbsp Butter

1  tsp  Olive Oil

1  lb.  Ground Beef

½  Minced Red or Green Bell Pepper

1/2  Minced Large Yellow Onion

3  Minced Garlic Cloves

1  Tbsp  Tomato Paste

2/3  cup  Ketchup

1/3  cup  Water

1  Tbsp  Brown Sugar (or less, if you prefer)

1  tsp  Yellow Mustard

3/4  tsp  Chili Powder

1/2  tsp  Worcestershire Sauce

2  tsp  Kosher Salt

1/4  tsp  Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

1  tsp  Black Pepper

1-2  dashes   Hot Sauce (optional)


How To Make:

  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over MED/MED-HIGH heat.  Add Garlic and onion until caramelized, 2 minutes. 
  2. Once caramelized add diced bell peppers and cook for one to two minutes.
  3. Add ground beef.  Brown the meat, breaking it apart into crumbles as it cooks for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Add tomatoes, ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, red pepper flakes (optional), and black pepper.  Stir well to combine.
  5. Cook over MEDIUM heat for 10-15 minutes, until mixture has thickened to your liking.  Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.