Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

Easy comfort food with a kick !

Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

2 lbs ground beef (use turkey or chicken if desired)

1/2 c chopped yellow onion

1/4 c chopped green pepper

2 t minced garlic

1 12 oz bottle of chili sauce ( I used Heinz)

1 6 oz can tomato paste

2 T Worcestershire sauce

2 T hot sauce

1/2 t salt

1/4 t cayenne pepper

1/2 t dried oregano

1 t mustard

1/2 c water

Brown ground beef with onions peppers and garlic over med high until meat is cooked through. drain off excess fat or liquid if needed. add chili sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, cayenne, oregano and mustard, stir to combine and heat through, add water and stir. Turn heat down to low and cook for about 10 minutes. Serve on toasted buns, add arugula and shredded cheddar if desired.

Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

Homemade Spicy Sloppy Joes

 

**Leftovers make great nachos, heat, spread on tortilla chips and sprinkle with cheese and sour cream

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Buttermilk Barbecued Chicken

I like to use buttermilk and yogurt for marinating my chicken, it gives it a nice flavor, coats better and seems to help it retain its moisture better than oil based marinades.

6 chicken breasts

3/4 c low fat buttermilk

4 T chili sauce (I used Heinz)

1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 t dry mustard

2 t Worcestershire sauce

1/2 t salt

1/4 t pepper

Rinse Chicken and pat dry, place in large shallow pan ( I used a 9×12 glass baking dish). Mix remaining ingredients in a med sized bowl and pour over the chicken.

Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour to overnight. Preheat grill to med-high heat. Place chicken on grill, Chicken will still have a coating of the marinade.

Grill until cooked through, use a meat thermometer to determine doneness.

I served it with grilled vegetables, and couscous