Recipe by Shelby Jo
A recipe from the Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine. I have made it quite often and love it more every time!
Top Review by Domestic Goddess
Made the sloppy joes for today's lunch, and while they were very good, I found them to also be rather rich in taste. I had cooked up 5 strips of bacon in the skillet, placed the bacon on paper towels to drain, then tore into small pieces. I did sauté the celery and onions in the bacon grease for just a few minutes, before adding the ground beef and browning it 3/4's of the way, then added the garlic which I had minced. Finished browning out the meat, mixed together the Worcestershire sauce and ketchup, then added that to the browned meat. Brought to a boil, then lowered the heat to a simmer, and simmered (uncovered) for 8 minutes. They were delish! I did want to mention, I didn't have any red peppers to add, but the sloppy joes still tasted great, and I had used 75% lean ground beef, but cooked 1-1/4 lbs. of meat, which I had drained thoroughly before making the sloppy joes. Plan on making again, and still using 5 strips of bacon, as I thought the 5 strips gave the sloppy joes a nice bacon flavor. Shelby Jo, thank you for sharing this recipe. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 medium onion
- 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, toasted
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic.
- Cook until vegetables are softened, about 7 minutes; push to side of the skillet, add ground beef and cook, stirring to break up clumps, until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
- Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes more.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve on toasted buns.