Classic Sloppy Joes

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  • Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté onions and green pepper for 5 minutes.
  • Add beef to the pan.
  • Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Serve on sandwich buns.

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  1. I also about an 1/8 cup of water, I added 1tbsp of Ground/dry mustard & 1 1/2 cloves of finely minced fresh garlic. I also toasted the buns , tastes great & keeps them from getting mushy. Turned out great, thanks for the nice, simple recipe!
  2. I added a Tbsp. of prepared mustard to this recipe and about an 1/8 cup of water. I also let it simmer for about an hour and a half because I had other thing to take care of. Overall a wonderful fast recipe!


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