Chef John's Sloppy Joes

Chef John's Sloppy Joes

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"The secret to a great 'Sloppy Joe' is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows it to be eaten two-fisted, sans fork."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 992 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the ground beef and onion in a cold skillet, place the skillet onto a stove burner, and turn the heat to medium; cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and browned. Stir the garlic and bell pepper into the beef mixture; continue cooking and stirring until the vegetables are tender, 2 to 3 more minutes. Add 1 cup of water. Mix in ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Pour in 1 more cup of water. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook until the mixture becomes very thick, 30 to 45 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Season with cayenne.
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I only made one switch out--one red bell pepper instead of green bell pepper because my family prefers the red over green. I topped each "joe" with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. My husband an...

I actually made this recipe as is, except replacing the meat for meat analog so that the vegetarians in my household could also enjoy. I think with the liquid slowly reducing also help hydrate t...

I've made this numerous times and never changed one thing . The recipe is perfect as are all of Chef John's recipes. If you're finding it more like soup, then you haven't let the water evapora...