Sloppy Joes can be one of those great go-to meals. I love to make my mom’s sloppy joes but like my husband always says I “can’t leave well enough alone”. I have to try different variations. Variety is the spice of life, right?
If you want to check the others out they are sloppy sliders, open faced sloppy joes, easy cheesy barbecued sloppy joes , and hula joes. This is one that I adapted from my June/July issue of Simple and Delicious. It uses ingredients that I always have on hand.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (14 1/2 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies , undrained
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 8 sandwich buns, split
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.