- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Hamburger buns
Set a large pot over medium-low heat. Add a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil, and saute the garlic for a minute or two until just fragrant and very light golden brown. Add ground beef, increase heat to medium/medium high, and cook until no longer pink, breaking apart and stirring as meat cooks.
RP Servings: 4
Stars: 4. It was good and pretty easy. I’ve tried homemade sloppy joes once in the past, and while they’re (obviously) supposed to be sloppy, when I tried before it was just soupy. This held together like it was supposed to, but definitely still fit the sloppy description.
My husband did say the words, “it’s missing that ‘just came out of a can,’ taste, but I guess that’s ok.” Take from that what you will.