my best sloppy joe

Who doesn't like sloppy joes? And this recipe is sure to please; full of flavor and shhh...vegetables your kids won't be able to detect, and quick to put on the table.  Homemade is easy when you plan for this meal; perfect every time!

Scoop onto a large toasted bun and you've got a little bit of heaven on your plate.

printable recipe

serves 8
prep time: 20 minutes
total time: 40 minutes

2 tbsp. canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
Course salt and fresh ground pepper
2 lbs. ground beef
2 15 oz.cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
8 hamburger buns, split and toasted

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper.Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, 5-7 min.

Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6-8 min.

Stir the tomato sauce, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture in the skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6-8 min.

Season the mixture with more salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon onto the buns, and seve immediately.