Sloppy Joe recipe

When was the last time you had a Sloppy Joe? I had a hankering for this messy sandwich this past week and it did not disappoint. Take a trip back to your childhood with this recipe ...

1 tablespoon canola oil (or vegetable oil)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Coarse salt
Ground pepper
1 pound ground beef (I use extra lean)
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4-6 buns, split and warmed (Monkey picked fresh Portuguese buns)

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add ground beef and cook (breaking it up with a wooden spoon) until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add tomato sauce, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until the mixture thickens, 6 to 8 minutes. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Spoon onto buns and enjoy!

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