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Homemade Sloppy Joes

 Homemade Sloppy Joes
In Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Sandra Castillo simmers up a big batch of this tangy sandwich filling, then freezes the extras. "Just thaw and reheat it for a quick dinner. It's also good for larger gatherings," she writes.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat
  • until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup,
  • barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, Italian seasoning,
  • onion powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Serve about 1/2 cup meat mixture on each bun. Or cool and freeze in
  • freezer containers for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen sloppy joes: Thaw in the refrigerator; place in a
  • saucepan and heat though. Serve on buns. Yield: 12 servings (about 6
  • cups).