Theories vary on the origin of this sandwich, running the gambit from a bar in Havana to a variation of the loose meat sandwich from Sioux City, Iowa. Regardless, the sandwich spread like wildfire in the U.S. in the 1940s and is darn tasty!
Meats & Barbecue
1 lb. Ground Beef
½ Medium Yellow Onion (Chopped)
½ C. Red Bell Pepper (Chopped)
1 C. Ketchup Please Original Flavor Ketchup
¼ C. Water
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Col. Pabst Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. Prepared Mustard
½ tsp. Garlic, Powder
½ tsp. Onion, Powdered
½ tsp. Sea Salt, Fine
Dash Black Pepper, Fine Ground
Dill Pickle Chips (Optional)
American Cheese Slices (Optional)
Place ground beef, onion, and red bell pepper in a skillet and cook over medium heat until the ground beef has browned. Drain off any excess fat.
Add the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, water, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
Serve on hamburger buns with dill pickle chips and cheese if desired.
For a zipper Sloppy Joe, substitute Ketchup Please Smooth Heat ketchup for the original flavor.