Sloppy Joes

Recipe courtesy of Everyday Food from the Kitchens of Martha Stewart

Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

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In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the ground beef to the skillet.
Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir the tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture in the skillet. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes.
Season the mixture with more salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon onto the buns, and serve immediately.


Sloppy Joe mixture keeps in the freezer for up to 3 months. Freeze individual portions, then defrost as needed.


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