Sloppy Joes

1 Tablespoon butter

1-1/4 pounds ground chuck

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 cup Melissa's Fire Roast Sweet Red Bell Peppers, diced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

3/4 cup ketchup (I used equal portions of regular and Sriracha ketchup)

1/4 cup barbecue sauce (I used Stubbs)

1/2 cup beef broth

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon chili powder (more or less, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Pinch red pepper fFlakes (more or less, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce (more or less, to taste)

1 Tablespoon tomato paste (optional)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper (more or less, to taste)


Add butter to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain fat on a paper towel-lined plate.

Add onions, red pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until onion begins to soften. 

Stir in ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and broth. Stir to combine and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper, to taste. Adjust seasonings as needed. 

Serve on toasted buns.

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