A childhood favorite. When your mom or dad made Sloppy Joes for dinner it wasn’t a matter of what’s for dinner, it’s, how long before dinner’s ready? My Homemade Sloppy Joes get the same response today.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yields: 6 servings
Equipment: 1 (6-quart) braising pot, 2 rimmed baking sheet pans
2 pounds of ground pork
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 medium-size onion, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 Poblano pepper, seeded and diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Fresno chili, seeded and minced
1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
1 (28-ounce) can of tomato purée
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 heaping tablespoon of light brown sugar
2 tablespoons of Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped fine
1 (12-pack) package of Brioche hamburger buns
1/2 stick butter, unsalted and room temperature
In a heavy bottom braising pot on medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the ground pork, breaking apart with the back of a wooden spoon into crumbles as it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
Add diced onion, red, orange, and yellow diced bell peppers, and the diced Poblano pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes more until fragrant. Add the ground pork back into the same pot add the tomato paste. stir well.
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
Add ketchup, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, crushed tomatoes, tomato purée, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, smoked paprika, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, stir well to combine. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes or until mixture has thickened to your liking.
While the sloppy joe mixture is simmering, butter the Brioche buns, place onto 2 baking sheet pans and toast until a light golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
To serve, place 2 Brioche hamburger buns onto a plate. Ladle a good helping of the hot sloppy joe mixture onto each one. There you have it, my Homemade Sloppy Joes.