Another great recipe! I tried another sloppy joes recipe a few weeks ago and it just wasn't quite right. This one is perfect. I found it here.
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green capsicum, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
- ~800 g ground beef chuck
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (400 g) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
6 buns, sliced
mayonnaise (not the salad dressing stuff)
bread and butter pickles
What you do:
- In a large skillet ( bigger if you are doubling the recipe) over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and capsicum and sauté until it begins to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute. Set aside.
- Add the beef and cook until brown, breaking up any large clumps, about 5-7 minutes. Add the veggies back in.
- Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, remaining salt and black pepper and cook, stirring every few moments, for 2 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring for another minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, wine, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar and boil, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and season to taste with additional salt and black pepper if needed.
Slather a bit of mayonnaise on each bun half. Spoon some of the meat sauce on the bottom of each of the buns, top with a few onion slices, some bread and butter pickles, and a drizzle of yellow mustard. Add the top half of the bun. Smoosh together and take a big bite. Enjoy!