Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes (WPLG, INC.)

Sloppy Joe’s

1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon butter, plus butter for toasting the bread

1 cup small diced onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup ketchup

½ cup water

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground chili

¾ teaspoon dried mustard

shot of Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon tomato paste

shot of tabasco

salt and pepper, to taste

For serving:

seeded potato rolls, or your favorite hamburger buns

Brown the ground beef in a large pot, breaking up the meat as you cook it. Strain the cooked meat, discarding any drained fat, add the meat back into pot. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and the onions, cook until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce and cover. Cook while simmering for about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. To serve, toast your buns in a little butter, top with a generous amount of Sloppy Joe mix.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Miami, of Jewish and Latinx descent, Chef Michelle “Michy” Bernstein is the host of Local10’s Emmy-Award winning SoFlo TASTE and a fixture in the culinary world.