June 20, 2006

A meal for kids of all ages

Yummy Pie

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.

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