I loved cooking for everyone. We would all sit around the table for meals and talk and be silly. It made me consider having a big family (still considering).
This recipe came from that time. I wanted to make sloppy Joe's, but only had one pound of meat. I decided to stretch the beef by adding veggies figuring the girls would never notice once it was covered in sauce. It was a hit and no one was the wiser. I make it all the time now, adding whatever veggies I happen to have in the fridge. It is a great way to use up those odds and ends. Be creative. Go crazy. I'm there all the time. Stop by and say hi.
Should have taken a picture on a bun... shoulda, coulda, woulda.
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
2-3 carrots, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 lb. ground beef (I always use sirloin)
2-3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 c. ketchup (more if you like it sauce)
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add in all your veggies and cook until they start to soften.
Once they are getting soft, add in the meat and break it up with a spatula as it cooks.
Once your beef is browned, add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer.
Cook for 10-15 minutes to let flavors blend. Serve on buns. So good.