Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Short on time this week

Suzie’s Sloppy Joes
Favorite Brand Name 100 Best Hamburger Recipes Copyright 2003

3 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 ¼ cups ketchup
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
5 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
Hamburger buns I used whole wheat buns

Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in large skillet. Drain excess fat. Combine ketchup, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and chili powder in slow cooker. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours. Spoon into hamburger buns.

I didn't make this in the slow cooker. I just browned the meat with the onion, garlic and pepper and then added the other ingredients and simmered it for about 10-15 minutes.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

I grew up eating 'wimpies' and they're still one of my favorite quick meals. I've made them before here, but I like this recipe better. This is a very personal thing, how you prefer your sloppy joes, but I happen to like ketchup. I remember Sara Moulton making sloppy joes using a lot of ketchup once too and she has worked with Julia Child so don't look down your nose at me!

I needed a more modern hamburger cookbook since the other one I have is from 1971. I always have ground beef or ground turkey on hand and it's surprisingly difficult to think of ways to use them sometimes. This cookbook should help.

Question of the Day:What are some of your favorite ground meat dishes?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Besides sloppy joes, I like tend to use ground meat for meatballs, meatloaf and burgers. I cook it with pasta (in sauces, lasagna, etc) a lot too.

Heather said...

I love meat in Hamburger pie, tator tot casserole, mexican food etc.
I am a ground meat junkie. I seem to always have ground turkey or sirloin on hand too.