Friday, September 25, 2009

Aunt Irene’s Sloppy Joe Recipe

2 medium chopped red onions            
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper                                   
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp salt                                            
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp fresh thyme leaves             
1 ½ lean ground beef
1-cup chili sauce                         
1-cup beer
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce        
3 tbsp red pepper sauce
4 hamburger buns                           
3 tbsp scallions

Brown meat in skillet using 1 tbsp vegetable oil until browned or, about 3 to 4 minutes and set aside. Brown scallions, bell pepper, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme in oil until scallions are soft not brown; about 10 minutes on medium-low heat. Add meat chili sauce beer, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce and stir. Heat to simmer about 15 minutes cover so that the flavor stays in.  Toast buns in broiler and place on serving plates. Spoon Sloppy Joe mix over buns and serve with potato chips and pickles. Serves 8.

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