These are kid tested and approved as “finger-lickin, bring-me-seconds good!” One secret spice will make these over-the-top and unique.
Sweet & Saucy Sloppy Joes
1 small onion or 1/2 minced
2 cloves of garlic smashed & minced
Olive oil, butter
Salt & pepper
1lb of ground beef & 1lb ground pork
8 oz tom sauce or 24 oz crushed tomatoes for extra saucy
1 heaping tomato paste
1 tbsp of Worcester or soy sauce
1 tsp smoke paprika & oregano
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt & pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
-cook onions and garlic in the butter and oil over medium heat until onions start to turn color. Add meat and cook until brown. Drain off excess oil but 2 tbsp
-stir in tomato paste and remaining ingredients. Simmer on low for 3-5 minutes.
Kim’s Tip: toast the buns and they will be less likely to break or get soggy when topped with sloppy Joes.
To kick it up: sprinkle with cheese and garnish with butter pickles.