- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 ground beef
- 1/3 green bell pepper, minced
- 1/2 large yellow onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- dash of hot sauce(optional)
- In a large skillet, melt the butter and oil over a MED/MED-HIGH heat.
- Then, add the ground beef to brown and break them apart into crumbles as it cooks for about 5 minutes.
- Drain the beef by transferring it into a colander.
- In the same skillet, add the onions and bell pepper to cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Then, add the garlic to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds or so.
- Add the beef back into the skillet followed by tomato paste and mix everything together.
- Then add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, chilli powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir well to mix everything together.
- Continue cooking over MED heat for 10-15 minutes until desired consistency is achieved.
- Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.
- To toast the buns, add a drizzle of vegetable oil on to a clean skillet and set the heat on high. Once the oil is hot, add the buns and toast them to your liking. Place them on a cooling rack while cooking the filling, so they are ready to be served.
- You can use any type of buns to your liking, but Pretzel buns or Brioche buns are most suitable for sloppy joes.
- You can choose to opt out or adjust spices that you dislike according to your liking. However, note that this will disrupt the final taste of your sloppy joes.