Homemade Sloppy Joes
Looking for a nostalgic, quick and easy one-pot dinner for the whole family? Try these Homemade Sloppy Joes. They’re messy, yummy dinner fun!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ green bell pepper, minced
- 1 small yellow onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon hot sauce, optional, but recommended
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Add 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil to a large 12-inch skillet and heat over medium-high heat.
Stir in ground beef and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks.
Drain beef and remove from skillet; set aside and keep covered.
Return skillet to stove; heat remaining oil and add peppers and onions; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened.
Stir in garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper; cook for 20 seconds.
Stir beef back into the skillet and mix in the tomato paste, brown sugar, and hot sauce.
Add ketchup, water, and Worcestershire sauce; mix and stir until thoroughly combined.
Lower heat to MEDIUM and continue to cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until mixture has thickened.
Remove from heat.
Serve over toasted buns.
Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg