Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homemade BBQ Sloppy Joes

I have been craving sloppy joes for about two weeks now, so it was finally time to whip some up using a variation of my tried and true delicious Sloppy Joe recipe!  I suggest using a BBQ sauce that is NOT sweet, or if you do to use less brown sugar otherwise it can turn out tasting waay too sweet.... 

1 lb ground hamburger
2 Tbsp Butter
3 Carrots (Peeled & Minced)
2 Garlic cloves (Minced)
2 Celery Stalks (Minced)
1 Tbsp Vinegar
1/2 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 Tbsp Thyme
1/2 Tbsp Fresh Basil (Minced)
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mate (or another great steak seasoning)
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1/2 Cup Ketchup
1/2 Cup BBQ sauce (the type of sauce you choose will affect the flavor more than anything else)

Brown the hamburger.  Drain and set aside.
In a separate pan add the Butter, minced carrots and garlic and saute' for 2-3 minutes.  Add the minced celery and cook for another minute.  Add the Vinegar and seasoning and cook for another minute or two to thoroughly season the veggies.  Add all remaining ingredients and thoroughly mix.  Add the hamburger to the mixture and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Sauce will be ready to serve.  Serve on your favorite bun, roll or bread for the best eating experience.

Brown the hamburger
Set hamburger aside and melt the butter in a separate pan
Add the minced carrots and garlic to saute' for a minute or two
Add in the celery and saute' for an extra minute
Add the vinegar and spices
Add all remaining ingredients and mix together

Add in the hamburger and simmer for 10-15 minutes
Serve & Enjoy!

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