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Super Sloppy Joes

Super Sloppy JoesServed on toasted hamburger buns, this great tasting sandwich is a real winner with young and old alike.

Recipe Ingredients:

Sloppy Joe Meat Sauce:
2 pounds ground beef
1 Spanish small onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes (1 2/3 cups)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

8 hamburger buns
8 teaspoons butter, softened - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Sloppy Joe Meat Sauce: In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onion, garlic, celery and green pepper until the meat is not longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain excess grease.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. For Buns: When meat sauce is ready, spread each bun half with 1 teaspoon of butter and toast under the broiler until golden brown.
  4. To Serve: Spoon Sloppy Joe Meat Sauce onto the bottom half of toasted buns and crown with top halves, or to serve open-faced, simply ladle meat sauce atop each toasted bun half.

Make 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 400.4 calories; 42% calories from fat; 18.6g total fat; 78.1mg cholesterol; 729.1mg sodium; 555.8mg potassium; 32.8g carbohydrates; 2.4g fiber; 8.5g sugar; 30.4g net carbs; 25.2g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; Copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.