Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
These sloppy joes can be decorated on the bun with olives and cheese to make a monster face, or with olives and bell pepper strips to look like spiders, or (what I do) cheese slices cut to look like a Jack 'O Lantern face. This one is ALL about your imagination when it comes to decorating them. One friend "drew" a ghostly hand with colored ketchup on the top of her and another cut ghosts out of mozzerella cheese. Let your imagination run wild.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, with basil, garlic and oregano
- 1⁄2 cup chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 kaiser rolls, split
- Brown ground beef with onion and bell pepper in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4 inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
- Stir in tomato sauce, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook an additional 3 minutes or until heated through; stirring occasionally.
- Spoon equal amounts of beef mixture on bottom half of each roll.
- Decorate beef mixture or roll tops with vegetable decorations, as desired (see cook’s tips above). Close with top half of each roll.
I love sloppy joes and always enjoy trying new recipes. I liked the addition of the chili sauce and Worcestershire, gives it a nice tang, and the orange pepper gives it a little crunch and color. Made for Spring 2011 Pick A Chef.