Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Better than Manwich Sloppy Joes

We're in the middle of a coast-to-coast move, with daily runs to Target and Lowe's.  As you can imagine, cooking has gone by the wayside while we set up house and tackle all the projects that come with buying a new house...not to mention that my kitchen was tacken over for three days while my husband and I installed a new backsplash!  So, when I was frantically trying to come up with some sort of menu plan, Sloppy Joes seemed like the perfect choice!  They're easy, they're piping hot on these brisk winter days, and they make a ton of leftovers!  I'm so glad my mama passed this recipe on to me, because Manwich has nothin' on these Sloppy Joes!

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/4 pounds ground beef sirloin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon McCormick Montreal Seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add oil and meat to the pan. Spread the meat around the pan and begin to break it up.  Add brown sugar and steak seasoning.  When the meat has browned, add onion and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking 5 minutes.  Add tomato sauce and paste to pan, stirring to combine.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook 5 minutes longer.  Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, pile sloppy meat onto toasted, buttered bun bottoms and cover with bun tops.  Serve with your favorite sides or sliced tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper, dill pickles and potato salad.


  1. Hi Kate,
    Your Sloppy Joes look awesome, we will love this. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Pinning this sounds fantastic and not filled with the junk that is in the canned version.

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