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Ozarks Sloppy Joes

Years ago, my family operated a snack boat on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. These popular sloppy joes were a hit with hungry boaters.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the sugar, flour, seasonings, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each bun.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 268 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 478mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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  • Wayne
    Dec 3, 2019

    Fair. Sadly, I did not like it. I'm used to it being a little sweeter (added some brown sugar), and more ketchup. Hopefully someone likes it more than I did.