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Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins
I call these "Pantry Sloppy Joes" because we needed dinner and I threw these together from whaat was in my pantry and fridge. However, these can be altered if you like; For a more savory flavor, lesson the beef broth and replace 8 oz. of ketchup with 4oz tomato paste and 4 oz tomato sauce. For chunkier sloppy joes, cut the onions larger and throw in some shredded carrots and/or minced green bell.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped small
- 5 garlic cloves, minced finely
- sloppy joe sandwich sauce
- 2 tomatoes, puree'd
- 2 cups ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1⁄3 cup beef broth
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons mustard
- 3 teaspoons paprika
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons celery salt, onion powder, and garlic powder
- 3 teaspoons thyme or 3 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon sage, salt, and pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander and cayenne
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dark chili powder
- Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside until needed.
- Cook the beef until nicely browned, pour (with juices) into separate bowl and set aside.
- Cook onion (and/or the carrots or bell) in a bit of oil until translucent. Add garlic and cook through. Add back meat and sauce mix. Cook for additional 5-8 minutes on high until slightly thickened (feel free to add more of any sauce ingredient to balance flavor), and serve hot on toasted burger buns with mayo and/or cheese or plain.