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!
Enjoy with love