cook it … sloppy joes

Every Sunday, for almost a year now, we have been getting together with some of our closest friends for Sunday Supper. It is a really nice way to catch up after a busy week. We try to rotate from house to house, and with a three-week rotation it is rather easy to keep up with.

Last night Mr. Awesome and I hosted and decided to go with the all American classic, Sloppy Joes. None of us grew up eating these but are all familiar with the sandwich in a can, Manwhich. Fortunately for everyone we did not pop open a can but made these gems from scratch. They are really a synch to make, and a great way to get vegetable into kiddos.

video by Ben Kutil

Sloppy Joes

2 pounds lean ground beef | 4 garlic cloves, minced | one yellow onion diced| one red pepper diced | two carrots diced | 2 stalks celery diced | 1 table spoon brown sugar | 1/2 cup ketchup | 1 can tomato sauce | 1 can tomato paste | 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce |1 1/2  tablespoons olive oil |  salt and pepper to taste

 heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat + add all of your chopped vegetables

sauté vegetables for 6 to 8 minutes, or until they are soft

+ add +

the beef and cook until it is all browned

+ add +

the garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes


the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste

cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens up

serve on potato rolls and top with greens. we used arugula dressed in olive oil, lemon dressing.

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2 Responses to cook it … sloppy joes

  1. Michelle Simonne April 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Looks great but you ate it too quickly.

  2. kohli April 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Fun hu! Ben ate the sandwich, and shot the movie.

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