When you hear Sloppy Joes, what is the first thing you think of...yup, Manwich Sloppy Joes. The only thing I remember was that I didn't like them . When my son asked he to make them one evening I thought, the only way I could eat a Sloppy Joe was if I made it from scratch. As I searched the internet, I found a recipe from Rachael Ray called Super Sloppy Joe's. It looked pretty good with a combination of vegetables and spices. One year later it has become a family favorite. I love the sweet and sour taste from the red peppers and red wine vinegar. This is a great (and messy) meal that makes up quickly (Rachael Ray says 30 minutes) and serves well with seasoned french fries.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
- 1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of steak seasoning blend, such as McCormick Brand Montreal Seasoning
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 crusty rolls, split, toasted, and lightly buttered
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up. Combine brown sugar and steak seasoning. Add sugar and spice mixture to the skillet and combine. When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce with meat for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cook Sloppy Joe mixture 5 minutes longer. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.