Sloppy Joes

An incredibly tasty meal that requires so little effort! If you want to make a big batch for a family dinner or leftovers, simply double the recipe 🙂

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6 Sloppy Joes

  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tsp garlic
  • 600g Beef mince
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can puréed tomatoes (410g)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tsp Lawry’s Seasoning (or other steak seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp thyme
  • Sprinkling of cloves
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 hamburger buns

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Procedure: (with images)

  1. Dice onion and set it aside.
  2. Add oil to the pan. Over medium heat, begin to brown mince.
  3. After about 2 minutes, add onion, brown sugar and seasoning. Stir through.

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  1. Once meat is completely browned, turn heat to low, add Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes.

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  1. Add pepper, puréed tomatoes, tomato sauce, thyme and cloves. Stir thoroughly.

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  1. Simmer on low for 20 minutes to allow flavours to blend.

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  1. Serve on hamburger buns. I like to heat mine for 30 seconds to make them nice and soft.

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Recipe quick view
Procedure:

  1. Dice onion and set it aside.
  2. Add oil to the pan. Over medium heat, begin to brown mince.
  3. After about 2 minutes, add onion, brown sugar and seasoning. Stir through.
  4. Once meat is completely browned, turn heat to low, add Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Mix and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add pepper, puréed tomatoes, tomato sauce, thyme and cloves. Stir thoroughly.
  6. Simmer on low for 20 minutes to allow flavours to blend.
  7. Serve on hamburger buns. I like to heat mine for 30 seconds to make them nice and soft.

Leftovers
Chill!: Store any leftover mince in a Tupperware container or bowl covered with cling-wrap for up to three days. Any leftover buns should be kept in the fridge to avoid going stale.
Heat!: Reheat Sloppy Joe mince for two to three minutes covered in the microwave.
Freeze!: You can freeze the buns in ziplock bags. Freeze any leftover Sloppy Joe meat in a Tupperware container. Keep for up to 2 months.

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