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Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

Ingredients
  

  • 1- tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 large yellow onion minced
  • 1/3 green bell pepper minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain.
  • Now add bell pepper and onion to the same skillet and cook 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  • After that add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add beef again to the skillet along with the tomato paste. Mix them well.
  • Add water, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Mix them well to combine.
  • Cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes, until mixture, has thickened.
  • It’s ready. Turn off the heat and serve over toasted buns.