Friday, March 23, 2012

Classic Sloppy Joes

Something you would never find in Germany, she had to make the classic all-American sloppy Joe for him  to try. Although traditionally served on a hamburger bun, we add our own twist and served it on some fresh flat bread picked up earlier in the morning from a local farmer's market. Add some lettuce and tomato and you have the grown up version of a kid classic.

Full recipe (we made half and got about four sandwiches from it)

1 pound ground beef (450 g)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 can of tomato sauce (8 ounces)
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs vinegar (she  usually uses apple cider vinegar but we didn't have any and it still worked out fine)

Bread and toppings of choice

Cook the ground beef and onions together on the stove. Once fully cooked, drain the fat from the skillet if there is a lot.

Place back on the stove and add the rest of the ingredients including the tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Stir everything in, cover, and let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Serve on a hamburger bun or another type of bread. We lightly toasted our flat bread before making a sandwich. Eat plain or top with salad and tomatoes.

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