Feb 15, 2017

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Delicious Sloppy Joe with Ground Beef and Vegetables

Delicious Sloppy Joe with Ground Beef and Vegetables

When it comes to easy-to-cook recipes with ground beef, Sloppy Joes has got to be the best. This recipe is easy to prepare and does not need hard to find ingredients. All you need is pork and some casual kitchen condiments.

Sloppy Joe is somewhat akin to hamburgers. There are just slight differences when it comes to preparation and presentation. Hamburgers usually have patties sandwiched in between two buns. With Sloppy Joe, the cooked ground pork is applied on a sliced bun without being shaped into a patty.

In terms of cooking style, hamburger patties are usually grilled. One the other hand Sloppy Joe is usually stewed with tomato sauce ketchup.

Like most ground beef recipes, Sloppy Joe does have casual ingredients. Most conventional recipes include just ground beef, with some onions, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Sometimes, spices are added for more flavor and aroma, but this mostly depends on the cooking style.

For this specific Sloppy Joe recipe, we will use a handful of vegetables to add texture and flavor to the beef. It still retains the original Sloppy Joe spirit, but this time with a couple of twist that also adds color to the overall meat.

Ingredients

¼ pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup minced carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ cup ketchup
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup finely chopped celery
½ tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon dried thyme
cayenne pepper
ground black pepper
hamburger buns

Preparation

The first thing we have to deal with are the vegetables. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the minced carrots and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the chopped celery and onions. Cook for another five minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Make sure to occasionally stir in order to prevent them from sticking into the pan. Once done, place the vegetables on a bowl and set it aside for a while.

The next thing we have to do is cook the ground beef. Using the same pan you cook the vegetables with, add just a bit of olive oil and crumble the beef into the pan. Sprinkle a bit of salt. Cook until the beef turns brown, or when there are no more hints of color pink on the beef. Once cooked, drain the beef with excess fat leaving just a little bit of it on the pan.

Mix in the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and the vegetables on the pan. Stir evenly and make sure to break the beef into smaller bits. Cook for 2 minutes, and add thyme, cayenne pepper, and ground cloves.

Lower the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve beef on toasted hamburger buns.

Tips

For a tastier hamburger buns, you could add butter or margarine on each side after toasting.

 

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