Sloppy Joe’s

I did not want to post this recipe because I couldn’t get a good picture but wah! I was too good to not share!

I had to run out to the store to pick up some burger buns because I did not have any at home and guess what!! The store had just received the buns fresh and warm- So that definitely made me happy coz I like my food fresh!

Try out this recipe and let me know what you think and as always, tag me on your pictures if you end up making them : )


  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper (or an additional 1/2 cup red bell pepper)
  • 1/4 cup diced poblano pepper (optional)
  • 1 medium carrot finely grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt, and then to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, crumble in ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up beef when stirring, until beef has browned. Drain beef into a bowl lined with paper towels, reserving 1 1/2 tbsp fat in pan.
  • Add onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, poblano pepper and carrot to fat in skillet and cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes until veggies become translucent and tender. Add in garlic and cook 1 more minute. Reduce heat to low and add remaining ingredients, along with browned beef and stir. Cover and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve warm on toasted hamburger buns (delicious toasted with butter and rubbed with a clove a garlic), and sprinkle optional cheddar cheese over Sloppy Joe mixture.


Arzina xo


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