Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wickedly Good Sloppy Joes - the sandwich that causes sane men to go crazy they're so good!

A tangy, sweet, sloppy and addictive meal, sure to bring out the child in you! Oh it causes sane men to go crazy! It’s a fun supper and oh will the guys in your life ever love you!

1 pound ground brisket (or ground beef)
1 large yellow onion, chopped (or less if you prefer)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 tablespoon jalapeno, chopped (seeds removed for less heat) or to taste
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Dash cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
4 hamburger buns, lightly buttered and toasted on inside (Optional)
In a large skillet over high heat, sauté the beef, onions, and garlic until the beef is cooked and browning, and all the liquid has boiled off (around 10 minutes). Turn the heat down to low; then add the spices and cook, stirring, for a few seconds. Stir in the remaining ingredients, then partially cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. If mixture is still not thick enough to your liking, add a bit more flour until it is. Divide the mixture among the buns and serve.

Split buns and place face side down in a non-stick or black iron skillet with melted butter. Allow to toast until lightly golden. Just a little extra goodness and the toasting helps old the sloppy meat mixture.

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