Sloppy Joes — What to Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking #1

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No matter how much a person likes to cook, there are times when you just don’t feel like cooking. In my What to Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking series, I am going to provide you recipes that have minimal ingredients, preparation, and cooking time. These are recipes I turn to over and over again when spending time in the kitchen isn’t possible or desirable.

Let’s start with one of my favorite quick meals, sloppy joes. With just six ingredients, these tangy sandwiches filling comes together in about 10 minutes. Now, I am going to assume that some people are going to bypass this recipe because it uses ketchup as an ingredient. All I can say is, at it’s heart, all ketchup is a spicy tomato sauce. It takes on a very different character when cooked. If you just can’t bring yourself to use ketchup, use an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce.

Sloppy Joes

½ lb lean ground beef
2 TBS onion, chopped
2 TBS green pepper, chopped
½ cup ketchup
1 ½ tsp brown sugar
1 ½ tsp prepared mustard
1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 hamburgers, split

In a small skillet, cook the beef, onion, and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve on buns


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