No matter how old you are, you can still enjoy a good sloppy joe. I like my joes with a dill pickle and some chips. This makes a perfect "middle of the week" meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Mama's Sloppy Joes
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, fine
1/2 red bell pepper, fine
5 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Heat oil over heat adding onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, pepper and salt. Stir frequently, until vegetables are soft, usually 5 minutes. Next add your beef to the skillet and brown. I like finley ground beef so I try breaking up the pieces as much as I can.
Place tomato sauce, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce into mixture in skillet. Simmer for 7 minutes.
Taste the mixture....everyone has different tastes. You may want more salt and pepper or another spice that is your favorite.