Best Ever Sloppy Joes
photo by BecR2400
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- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 -2 1 -2 tablespoon butter or 1 -2 tablespoon shortening
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 -2 small potato, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 -3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup catsup
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 dash all purpose seasoning
- 1 pinch garlic granules
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 drops liquid smoke
- 1 1⁄2 - 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat a large Dutch oven or saucepan over low heat. Now add the fat to the pan and when melted add the ground beef, celery, onion, carrots, and potato. Cook and stir over medium to medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink; now add the bell peppers and cook until the peppers are softened.
- Add seasonings and remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so until done to your liking (if Joes are too 'loose' uncover your pan and cook uncovered until the consistency you like).
- Serve on a warmed hamburger bun with or without shredded cheddar cheese.
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