Chili Sauce Gives Homemade Sloppy Joe’s a Tangy Kick
Move over Manwich, there’s a new Joe in town.
As I’ve said in a previous blog, my wife and I prefer to make meals without the use of some prepackaged “box dinner” whenever possible. While Manwich is a fine product and a good go to when in a pinch, we prefer to whip up our sloppy joe’s from scratch. The mix of chili sauce and brown sugar give the sauce a delicious, tangy-sweetness that makes it one of my favorite meals. Plus, it’s ready to go in about 20 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 – 12 oz. bottle of chili sauce (usually found in the same aisle as ketchup)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Hamburger buns or regular bread
Now that you have the ingredients, here’s what to do with them:
- Brown ground beef with onion and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the veggies are tender. Drain, and return to the skillet.
- Mix chili sauce water, sugar, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a bowl and pour over ground beef mixture.
- Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve on top of hamburger buns or bread and dig in!