NOTE:  This makes a lot, enough for 16 servings


½ green bell pepper, minced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds 85% ground beef
1 pound 95% ground beef
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups 78 Red Spicy Ketchup
1 cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional


Set electric skillet to 350° (or use large skillet on stove-top).
Add bell pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and cook for a minute.
Add meat and cook until beef browns and breaks apart into crumbles, about 10 minutes, push meat to side and drain well.
Add remaining ingredients, stir well to combine.
Cook for 15-30 minutes until cooked through and thickened to your liking.
Remove from heat.
Serve over toasted buns.