Sloppy Joes

Everyone has their own version, this is one of my favorites.


2  1/2 pounds ground beef

1 large green bell pepper, diced

1/2 large onion, diced

1  1/2 cups ketchup

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. packed brown sugar

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Hot sauce

Worcestshire sauce

Salt and freshly ground pepper


Start by browning the ground beef in a large pot over medium-high heat. Drain off the fat.

Add in the green peppers and onions. Stir, and then add 1 cup water, the ketchup and garlic.  Stir to combine and then add the brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, red pepper flakes and hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine , and then cover and simmer over medium-low heat, about 20 minutes.

Serve on your favorite roll.  Makes about 8 servings.