Makes 4 servings
- Large frying pan
- Measuring cups & measuring spoons
- Large stirring spoon
- Can opener
- Cutting board, cutting knife
- Baking sheets
- Oven mitts
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 Tbs vegetable oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean or higher) OR 12 oz (340 g) package veggie ground round
- 1 small red or green pepper, chopped
- 1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ cup water, more or less
- Salt & pepper, as needed
- ½ cup corn (fresh or frozen)
- 4 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls, preferably whole wheat (use gluten-free, if necessary)
- Heat oil in a large frying pan and add chopped onion. Stir and fry for a few minutes until softened.
- Add ground beef (or veggie ground round). Break up with a spoon and stir and fry until meat is no longer pink. Drain or spoon off excess fat.
- Add the chopped pepper and stir another minute.
- Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, oregano, and enough water to make it as thick or thin as you like. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add more water if necessary.
- Add corn and simmer 5 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, split open buns and toast them in a 400°F oven, for those who like them toasted. Serve Sloppy Joe mixture on top of buns.
Adapted from: Best of Bridge