Delicious comfort food: Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes. Well, it might not sound so good, but trust me, done right, it is quite a treat packed full of delicious flavor. This version may have a few more vegetables than the classic version, but it is definitely a classic here at home.

Ingredients 4 Servings

  • Ground Beef 10% 500 g
  • Heinz Ketchup Use the one with less sugar and salt if possible 150 ml
  • HP Sauce 2 tbsps
  • Cider Vinegar 2 tbsps
  • Chili Powder ½ tsps
  • Brown Sugar Sukrin Gold is a great sugarfree alternative tsps
  • Celery 1 unit
  • Green Bell Pepper units
  • Large Yellow Onion 2 units
  • Red Kidney Beans 100 g
  • Burger Buns Homemade if possible, otherwise get some nice wholewheat buns 4 units

  1. Slice the onions thinly. You get great results using a mandoline.

    Using a mandoline to cut the onions gets you nice evenly sized slices

    Using a mandoline to cut the onions gets you nice evenly sized slices

  2. Warm up a pan to medium heat, add olive oil and the onions. Be sure to separate the layers.

    Make sure there is enough oil to caramelize the onions

    Make sure there is enough oil to caramelize the onions

  3. Caramelize the onions until brown. If you like the taste you can add a splash of  balsamic vinegar. It will help with caramelization.

    The onions should be quite brown to get the delicious flavor

    The onions should be quite brown to get the delicious flavor

  4. While the onions are caramelizing, clean and slice all the vegetables.
  5. In a bowl; combine the ketchup, HP sauce, cider vinegar, chili powder, and brown sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste. [delipress_optin id="29840"]

    This combination of ingredients give a great balance between sweet, sour, spicy and umami

    This combination of ingredients give a great balance between sweet, sour, spicy and umami

  6. Add the beans to a bowl and leave them under the running water for a minute or so.
  7. When the onions are done, move them to the side of the pan and turn it up all the way. Add the ground beef and brown it.

    It is important to fry the meat at a high temperature to make sure it gets brown on all sides

    It is important to fry the meat at a high temperature to make sure it gets brown on all sides

  8. Add all the vegetables and mix well. Let cook until the vegetables are tender.

    Fry the vegetables until they are tender

    Fry the vegetables until they are tender

  9. Add the sauce and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let cook while you are preparing the buns.

    The beans add a great texture to the dish

    The beans add a great texture to the dish

  10. Serve on toasted burger buns. Enjoy.

    Sloppy Joe served on a homemade bun

    Sloppy Joe served on a homemade bun

READ  Sugar-free, guilt-free, pickled cucumbers
Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.