Introduction: Bacon Sloppy Joes
Easy to make and ooooh soooo hearty and satisfying.
This dish is full of protein and has veggies for added flavor and fibre...but sssshhh don't tell anyone!
Step 1: Sauteeing
sauté in a preheated large skillet: 1 chopped large onion
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
until softened, 1-2 min on med high heat
Step 2: Veggies
add to the pan: 1 shredded carrot
1 chopped celery rib
1/2 red pepper diced
1 birds eye pepper
Cook for 3-5 min on med. high heat to soften the veggies.
Step 3: Meat
to the pan add 2lb ground beef + 2 Italian mild or hot sausages that have had their casings removed.
Sauté, to brown the meat for approx. 10 min.
Add: 1 tsp salt or to taste
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp. chipotle powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. tumeric
1 tsp oregano
Stir to prevent scorching, when juices evaporate and the pan begins to sizzle (you will hear it)
Add: 1/2-3/4 cup red wine like burgundy, merlot, shiraz or pinot noir...whatever is your fave!
Cook on med. high for 10 min to reduce wine.
Step 4: Finishing
Add 1 1/2 cup tomato puree + 1 cup water or broth.
Simmer on med low heat for another 1/2hr until tomato is rich and thick.
Toast 4 Kaiser buns.
Cook 8 slices of bacon and serve with sloppy joes
Option: add cheese
Serves 4 hungry adults!
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