Monday, July 16, 2012

Sloppy Joes

sloopy joe sandwich sweet potato biscuit
  • 2 pound(s) lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 6 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can(s) (6-ounce) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dry hot mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1 can(s) (14 1/2-ounce) low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup(s) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup(s) Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 sweet potato biscuits, see recipe

  1. Brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove meat and set aside, then drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add onion and garlic to skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until onion is soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, 2 more minutes. Stir in chili powder, mustard, paprika, salt, and ginger and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and reserved meat. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let simmer 25 minutes. Serve with Sweet-Potato Biscuits or over rice.

Tips & Techniques
To make this dish vegetarian, replace the meat with two 15-ounce cans of black beans, drained, then add right before the mixture is brought to a boil.

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