I recently got the stuff to try sloppy joes. I have not had sloppy joes in ages & hardly remembered what they taste like! But wow. They did not disappoint. They were AMAZING! :)
Makes 6-8 Servings.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (i use evoo)
1.5 lbs. ground sirloin (i used 2.25 lbs.)
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic (i used about 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped)
2 teaspoons all-purpose steak seasoning (i didn't have this so i just threw in some random seasonings. ha!)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups canned tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste (i used 3)
3 tablespoons light brown sugar*
Rolls or hamburger buns, for serving
shredded cheddar cheese, optional
*the brown sugar was not in the original recipe. something was missing & brad suggested brown sugar. I remembered that sloppy joes do sometimes have a little brown sugar, so we tried it. It was exactly what it needed! :)
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and when the oil is hot, saute the meat, onion, bell pepper, garlic & steak seasoning until the meat is browned & the onions & bell pepper are limp. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients & stir to mix well. Cover with the lid & cook on low for 2-4 hours.
When it is ready, toast your hamburger bun, top with the sloppy joe meat & top with a little cheese. YUM!