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
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.