Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sloppy Joe Remix

sloppy joes are always one of my favorites! i looove them. i think that there are two reasons i love them so much: 1) my mom makes the BEST ones and 2) they remind me of It Takes Two with the Olsen Twins....love me some old school olsen twins! hahah!

i tweaked this recipe a bit to make it a little less tangy, and a little more sweet! so delicious. please make these, sloppy joes are such a crowd pleaser!

 Open-Faced Skinny Sloppy Joes
{slightly adapted from *Gina's Skinny Recipes}

  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground beef sirloin
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning or seasoned salt
  • 1 medium onion, minced (i used a pre-diced frozen bag)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup mixed bell pepper, minced (i used a frozen blend)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Chop all the vegetables really fine, using a chopper or food processor.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the meat to the pan and break it up as it cooks. Season with steak seasoning and cook the meat until it browns, then add onion, garlic, and red peppers to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, cook 5 more minutes. Add brown sugar. Add tomato sauce and paste to pan, stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook an additional 5 minutes. Using a measuring cup, pile 1/2 cup of sloppy meat onto toasted buns - we used whole wheat pita bread or whole wheat sandwich thins.



  1. Your It Takes Two reference has inspired me to make my very first blog comment. What an awesome movie. They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
    The meal looks delicious!

  2. Thanks!! :) Glad you made your first comment ! hah!