Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homemade Sweet & Sour Sloppy Joes

Becca here with a recipe that my family really loved!  Plus, the recipe as written makes enough for two meals (you could easily double it for extra efficiency!) and is really simple to freeze and reheat for a quick meal.  I served it on Homemade Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns and they were super delicious.  My inspiration recipe was from Real Simple Magazine, although I have made it a bit 'cleaner' with a few changes.  This isn't your typical school cafeteria sloppy joe, the flavor is amazing, the perfect blend of sweet & tangy.  I like mine served with a bit of yellow mustard on the bun, while the rest of my family preferred it just as is.  Even my two children that were skeptical of any recipe with "sloppy" in the title ate their whole sandwich.  Enjoy!

Homemade Sweet & Sour Sloppy Joes

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch green onions
2 pounds lean ground beef (or your favorite ground meat!)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar (I used organic demarara)
1 Tablespoon dried ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

8-10 buns, for serving

In a large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add chopped green onions (both green and white parts) and cook, stirring occasionally, for a couple of minutes, until softening.  Add ground beef and cook, chopping up occasionally, until browned & cooked thoroughly.  Drain if necessary, and then stir in remaining ingredients (soy sauce, tomato paste, water, sugar, dried ginger, salt, and pepper).  Stir well and let simmer until desired consistency is reached, about 2-3 minutes.

No comments:

Post a Comment