HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES Recipe

The VERY BEST Homemade Sloppy Joes is a sloppy joe recipe that’s not only delicious but quick & easy to make using real ingredients instead of a store-bought can of sauce. 100s of reviews agree!
review 1:”These really are the best sloppy joes! My whole family loved them and I can’t wait to make them again!
review 2:”Delicious! Instead of pickles I just added a little pickle juice to the meat mix. My go to recipe now. Thanks for sharing.
review 3:”5 stars, The best Sloppy Joe recipe by far! Hubby could not stop raving about them. A definite keeper 🙂”

INGREDIENTS:
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
1/3 green bell pepper, minced
1/2 large yellow onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup water
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 tsp black pepper
dash of hot sauce (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Heat butter and oil in large skillet over MED/MED-HIGH heat. Add beef and brown, breaking apart into crumbles as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Drain.
Add onion and bell pepper to same skillet and cook 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or so, until fragrant. Add beef back to the skillet and add tomato paste. Stir well.
Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
Cook over MED heat for 10-15 minutes, until mixture has thickened to your liking. Remove from heat and serve over toasted buns