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Crowd - Pleaser Brother Mel’s BBQ Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  1. 2 lbs ground beef (optional: use 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb ground beef)
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. ½ green bell pepper
  4. ½ red bell pepper
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. 2 tsp Brother Mel’s Spice Blend
  7. 1 Cup Brother Mel’s Southern Style BBQ Sauce - Original
  8. ½ Cup Ketchup
  9. ½  Cup water
  10. ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  11. 8 Buns

 

Directions

  • Brown ground beef, onions, and both bell peppers. 
  • Drain off excess fat. 
  • Add chopped garlic and Brother Mel’s SPICE BLEND and continue to brown for 2-3 more minutes. 
  • Add Brother Mel’s BBQ Sauce, ketchup, water, and vinegar.  
  • Cook on low for 10-15 minutes to blend flavors. 
  • Serve on slightly buns. 
  • Our family likes to eat sloppy joes on slightly grilled Brioche Buns - Yummy!
  • Add a little of your favorite cheese on top if you like.

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Variations

  • Use 1 lb beef and 1 lb ground turkey for a little leaner BBQ Sloppy Joe. 
  • Use 1 lb ground pork for a richer taste. 
  • If your family likes a little tongue-tingling spice - Use Brother Mel’s Hot and Spicy BBQ Sauce instead.

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