Sloppy Joes

prep time:20 min
cook time:2 hr 0 min
ready in:2 hr 20 min
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1, 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 T Rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 1/2 t ginger
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 3 T tomato paste
  • Brown the beef in the oil and transfer to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion to the beef drippings and saute until translucent, then add to the beef.
  • Puree the tomatoes in a food processor, then add to the beef and onion.
  • Add the vinegar, lemon juice, and seasonings. Bring to a simmer, then add the tomato paste. Whisk to eliminate any lumps.
  • Turn the heat down to low and allow to cook for 2-3 hours. If you can leave it for longer, even better–the flavor will be even more rich!