Quick and easy to make and so much better than can Sloppy Joe. I make a double recipe and freeze for another night. Heats up well the next day too.
- 1 lb ground hamburger
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Hamburger buns
- Slice of cheese (optional)
- Large Skillet
- Measuring cup
- Cooking Spoon to stir, break up hamburger meat
- In medium skillet over medium heat, brown beef, onion and green pepper. Drain.
- Stir in garlic powder, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire and mix thoroughly.
- Salt and pepper to taste. (I'd go very light on the salt as ketchup has a lot of sodium.)
- Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Serve on lightly toasted hamburger buns.
Tips and Suggestions
- Instead of salt, I use Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Garlic Salt
- If you don't care for crunchy onions, use a food chopper and cook first, before adding the hamburger. I add a little olive oil, let it cook about 5 minutes and then add the hamburger.
- Toast your buns or spread a little butter and lightly brown them buttered side down in a cast iron pan.
- I sometimes make 2 lbs of Sloppy Joes and freeze half for another dinner!
- Don't care for green peppers or onions?? I have omitted either or both when I didn't have any on hand and it still was enjoyed without anyone noticing unless I specifically mentioned it!