{Sloppy Joes}

Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite summery meals. My husband LOVED these and I will admit I thought they were quite scrumptious myself. 🙂

1 Tbs butter
3 lbs ground beef
1/2 large onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 cups water
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp dry ground mustard
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
3 Tbs tomato paste
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
kaiser rolls

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. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Spoon meat mixture over the rolls. Serve hot with kettle cooked chips!

Adapted From: The Pioneer Women

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