Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Sloppy Joes

For the past few weeks, we've been on a fairly strict diet of super simple meals. Ones that don't take a lot of cooking and preparation time and don't call for a laundry list of ingredients. You can say we've been trying to uncomplicate our lives in the kitchen.

Those are the types of meals we've been aiming to cook when we sit down on the weekends and plan our menu calendar for the week. So Super Sloppy Joes? Yep, that fits the bill perfectly.

We used our homemade salsa in the preparation and already had most of the ingredients for this, making it light on the pocketbook. Flavor wise, it was filling as usual, but had a sweet and tang mix with a hint of heat, with the sugar, Worcestershire and our homemade salsa.

Super Sloppy Joes
6 to 8 servings

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 pound ground sirloin
14 ounces tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon brown sugar
hamburger buns

1. Saute the onions and sirloin in canola oil over medium-high heat until onions are translucent and sirloin is browned.

2. Add tomato sauce and salsa bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

3. Season to taste with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, garlic and brown sugar.

What are you favorite super simple meals?

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