Rating: 3.85 stars
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

This kid's classic and favorite leaves time for the family to enjoy summer evenings together. The recipe for the flavorful meat sauce can easily be doubled. Feel free to make a bigbatch of it over the weekend, then freeze it in smaller portions for busy weeknights.

Everyday Food, June 2010

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prep:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, season with salt and pepper, and cook until vegetables soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add beef, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned, 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Add hot-pepper sauce (if using) and remove beef mixture from heat.

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  • Meanwhile, heat broiler, with rack in top position. Place buns, cut side up, on a baking sheet and lightly brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Broil until buns are golden, about 3 minutes. (Alternatively, toast on a grill pan or in a skillet, oiled side down, over medium-high.)

  • Generously spoon beef mixture over toasted bun bottoms. Sandwich with bun tops and serve.

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Reviews (5)

55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2019
I used 1/2 the meat and added mushrooms, chopped. Delish...this will be my go to for sloppy joes! Served open face on toasted brioche bread....yummy.
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10/09/2010
This is an excellent recipe! I allowed the extra time needed for the sauce to thicken. The vegetables were nondetectable to the eye, they just melted, disappearing into the sauce. Amazing flavor. Thanks Emeril.
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08/27/2010
I used less liquids as the other users suggested. I also simmered it for more like 20 minutes. Turned out great! And so delicious!
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08/03/2010
I too found it had too much liquid. I reduced the broth to 1/2 a cup and had to cook it longer. I also reduced the brown sugar. Otherwise it was great! This froze well too.
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07/16/2010
I just got done making these sloppy joes. We found them to be too baland and too watery. I am going to eliminate some of the liquid and jazz them up alittle