Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sloppy Joes

Let me start by saying these ain’t your mama’s sloppy joes!

I got this recipe off the food network website, it's one of Guy Fieri’s. You know “Diners Drive In’s and Dives”.  It is one of my favorite shows, man it makes me hungry every time!  This recipe has a lot of ingredients but they lend to a very complex flavor. Not the watery tomato soupy sloppy joes of the past!
I love them, my boyfriend loves them. Make them! I promise you will love them too!
I made homemade buns to serve with them. You don’t have to make your own but I suggest you do. Homemade are so much better. I do my dough in the bread maker. I will share my recipe with you tomorrow.
The ingredients,

¼ cup canola oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 or 2 Jalapeno peppers, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
2 tbsp. minced garlic
¼ cup red wine
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground mustard
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 6oz. can tomato paste
1 ½ cups tomato sauce
3 tbsp. brown sugar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
salt/pepper to taste
In a large pan over med-high heat, combine and the oil bell peppers, jalapeno and onion. Cook for 5 minutes until soft.
Add beef and pork cook thoroughly. Breaking up meat as it browns. Add garlic. Drain extra fat if needed.

Deglaze with red wine, then stir in remaining sloppy joe ingredients. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins.

If the sauce gets to thick add some water, but remember thick is good it stays on the bun better.

Serve on rolls.

I assure you it well worth the effort! YUM!


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