Homemade Sloppy Joe Day (made my way, of course)


2 tbsp Butter
2-½ lbs Ground Chuck
½ lrg Onion, Diced
1 lrg Green Bell Pepper, Diced
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-½ cup Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne
1 tsp Chili Sauce
Black Pepper
Kaiser Rolls

Preparation Instructions

Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until almost completely browned. Drain most of the fat and discard.

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft.

Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, hot pepper flakes, dry mustard, cayenne, cumin, paprika, etc. and water.

Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Add tomato paste, taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

Spread rolls with butter and brown/toast on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the toasted rolls. Enjoy!