I was never a big fan of Sloppy Joes when I was a kid. I thought they were okay, but my Mum's version of adding ground beef to a can of Manwich just didn't do much for me. Then, I discovered this recipe for a chuckwagon version of this dish. And I became a believer! These Joes are yummy! They are easy to prepare and taste great. Serve them up with some homemade coleslaw, chips and pickles and you have a crowd pleaser.
Here's the recipe for you -
CHUCKWAGON SLOPPY JOES
1 cup each, finely chopped celery, bell pepper & onion
1-2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
4 Tblsp. chili powder
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 cup beef broth
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
- In a large skillet, cook and stir chopped vegetables in oil until tender, about 10 minutes. Add beef; cook and stir, breaking up and browning meat, about 15 minutes. Drain off excess fat if needed.
- Add brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, ketchup, beef broth and vinegar; stir to combine all ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- To serve, spoon mixture on burger rolls and top with cheese or other toppings of your choosing.
Mmmmmmmmm . . . good!