Thursday, January 19, 2006

Not-So-Sloppy Joes

This is from Real Simple magazine. I used to make sloppy joes just by mixing soy crumbles with the Manwich sauce, but then I found this recipe. It is much tastier. We eat this pretty often.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef (or 1 12 oz pkg soy crumbles)
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1/2 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 cup sour cream

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper. Sauté until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, and salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 12 minutes. Spoon onto the buns, sprinkle with the Cheddar, and top each sandwich with a dollop of the sour cream.

Picture added on February 25, 2008:

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