Whether you’re feeding a hungry family, need a quick lunch for company, or feeding a group of always hungry teenagers. . . my Sloppy Joes are the answer! They are so fast and easy, on the table in 25 minutes or less! Sloppy Joes from a mix or a can never enter my house. These are just as easy and so much better. I’ve been making them forever.
I love homemade not just because I know what’s in them, but because I can customize it to suit different needs. If I’m making them for little kids, I will omit the crushed red pepper. If I want them a bit sweeter? I’ll add a smidge more sugar. If I want a bit more tang? I’ll add another teaspoon or two of vinegar. Spicier? More crushed pepper. You get the idea. You can add some cheese after you’ve scooped it on a roll if anyone would like that. How about a slice of raw onion or lettuce? Why not?
1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
¼ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBSP prepared mustard
1.5 cups ketchup
½ cup water
3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp crushed red pepper (Optional)
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP white vinegar
Brown ground meat and drain most of the grease. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve on buns, ciabatta rolls or your favorite bread.
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2018