Comfort food favorite

It has been so darn hot here in Indiana these last few days. These are the type of days I just don’t want to stand by the stove or even turn the oven on.

Sloppy Joe’s are a comfort food favorite around here. They are easy and quick to make from scratch and won’t heat up your kitchen too much! Also by making them from scratch they are can be quite a bit healthier because you can choose high fructose corn syrup  free ingredients.

What you will need…

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

3/4 cup ketchup (look for a HFC free version such as Annie’s or Whole Foods)

2 TB brown sugar

1/4 cup water

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

1/8-1/4 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)

In a skillet brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain.  Combine garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar, and pepper flakes if you want a touch of spice with meat and mix mix thoroughly.  Add water and simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Oh sloppy joes are even better when paired with a sourdough roll!

Enjoy

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