***The name came about because of my second oldest, JoAnn (we call her JoJo). My oldest, Branden, when he wanted Sloppy Jo's for dinner, he would always ask if we could eat JoAnn for dinner. He was about 3 or 4 years old when he started doing this, he is now almost 11. The name just kinda stuck from there.
Step 1: Gathering Your Ingredients.
First you need to gather the ingredients.
Two pounds ground beef.
Two cups Ketchup.
One Tablespoon mustard.
One teaspoon brown sugar.
1/2 medium onion, diced.
1/2 large green pepper, diced.
2/3 cup banana peppers, diced.
One tablespoon minced garlic.
Sea salt. (you can use regular salt, if you prefer)
Ground peppercorn. (you can use regular pepper, if you would prefer)
Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients Together.
Put your two pounds of ground beef into a skillet and brown it up. As beef is browning stir often. You want to make sure the beef is chopped up finely (This will give you more of an even flavor in every bite).
When your beef is browned, take and drain off the fat (I also rinse in hot water to eliminate as much fat as I can). Return back to skillet.
Add in your chopped onions, green peppers and banana peppers, minced garlic and stir. Add ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar and stir. Now add in your salt and pepper. Stir until everything completely mixed together. Cover and let simmer on very low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes to give all the flavors time to absorb together. Stir often.
Step 3: The Final Product.
Our pic shows it served with fresh butternut squash (straight out of my garden), corn on the cob, cherry tomatoes (from the garden) and some of my yummy Grandma's Homemade Dill Pickles (There is an instructable to make these as well).
Yummy. I hope you enjoy.