Quick Sloppy Joe recipe
half chopped onion
half chopped cubanelle pepper (or green pepper)
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2 lbs of ground beef
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
1-1/2 14 oz. cans of plain tomato sauce
Worcestershire Sauce to taste (or 1 tablespoon)
Season ground beef with salt, pepper and onion powder. Set aside. Sautee onion and cubanelle pepper in olive oil until the form begins to give. Add minced garlic and ground beef to the pot to brown the beef. Once the beef is cooked, add the tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and onion powder to taste. Don't skimp on any of the ingredients. The onion powder adds a great flavor and there is a fine balance between the acidity and sweetness that the tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce give to the sloppy joe mix. Cook on high heat until thick. Spoon onto toasted hamburger buns. You can add some grated cheddar cheese on top as well. This sloppy joe recipe works beautifully with egg noodles or macaroni. Mmmm....
So ends my experiment. I learned a lot, I did a lot and I failed a lot. I'm glad I did it in the end and the best thing I got out of the experience was a little wisdom on how to spend money on food.