Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BBQ Sloppy Joes

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I've mentioned many times before that Chris' preferred birthday dinner is sloppy joes from the can. I've tried on many occasions to make a homemade version that would be a suitable substitute, and although good, he still always reverts to the canned stuff. Until now!
I finally made a similar sandwich that Chris thoroughly enjoyed! Although the flavors stray from the traditional flavors he is used to, this is still a good option to switch it up. Barbecue sauce is the star of the show in this sauce and adds a smoky flavor to the tomato base. I snuck in some onions and peppers to provide us with some extra vegetables and they add a delightful crunch. This sandwich is easy to make and definitely a new recipe for the rotation...and maybe even Chris' birthday! Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

Makes 4 servings
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions and green peppers
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Wait 5 minutes then add the frozen onions and peppers. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain mixture well.

Return beef mixture to skillet. Stir in tomatoes, ketchup and barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Top each bun with sloppy joe mix. Divide cheese on top of each. Put in the oven for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Source: SK Original

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