advice | world famous sloppy joes
2 pounds of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
12 hamburger buns, split and toasted
toppings for sandwich: sliced sweet pickles and american cheese slices (optional)
In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain fat. Stir in tomato sauce and paste, ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon about about 1/2 cup of Sloppy Joes on to each bun. Garnish with sweet pickles and a slice of American cheese.
Sample while cooking and add more ketchup or salt as needed.
Tip: This recipe makes a large amount. Freeze whatever you don't use.