Sloppy Joe 

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Sloppy Joes, a childhood classic.  I think there is not a child in America who hasn't eaten one before. I know my brother and I ate our share growing up... But it was the stuff out the can! 
 My kids love them, I still love them, especially because they are so easy to get on the table, even when you can make them from scratch.  


  • 2-2.5 lbs ground beef

  • 1 small onion diced

  • 1 small green bell pepper diced

  • 3 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp dry mustard

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1/2 tsp tabasco (more to taste)

  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1 cup water


  • Brown ground meat

  • Add onions and bell pepper while browning

  • Add all the seasonings

  • Add the ketchup, water, Worcestershire and tomato paste

  • Cook down for a few minutes and adjust any seasonings to taste

  • Serve on a toasted bun!