Friday, August 3, 2012

Pioneer Woman Sloppy Joes

So, I'm not really a "sloppy joe" kind of person but these are so stink'n good!! I thought I'd give them a try because B likes sloppy joes and anything I've ever cooked from the Pioneer Woman has been fantastic. Well, let me just tell you that they are soooooo good!! 
Also, they freeze really well. This recipe makes a ton so I freeze half and viola - an easy meal for a few weeks down the road. I have actually started doing this a lot - making double of a recipe so I can freeze it for easy meals later. Unfortunately when I do this it leaves me with no excuse to eat out ;)

Pioneer Woman Sloppy Joes

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  • 2 Tablespoons
  •  Butter
  • 2-1/2 pounds
  •  Ground Beef
  • 1/2 whole
  •  Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole
  •  Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 5 cloves
  •  Garlic, Minced
  • 1-1/2 cup
  •  Ketchup
  • 1 cup
  •  Water
  • 2 Tablespoons
  •  Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons
  •  Chili Powder (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon
  •  Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  •  Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
  • Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons
  •  Tomato Paste (optional)
  • Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • Kaiser Rolls
  • Butter

Preparation Instructions

Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. 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, dry mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Also add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Spread rolls with butter and brown on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls, topping with a slice of cheese if it makes your skirt fly up. Serve hot with kettle cooked chips!

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