Put down that can of Manwich
….slowly….good…now walk away. You don’t need it anymore! This recipe is an adaptation from a website called the Kayotic Kitchen. I have a bias against purposely misspelled words, especially those starting with “K” (all of you Krazy Kut hair salons, I’m looking at you), but these are hands-down THE best sloppy joe’s I’ve ever made or eaten. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, this will be your family’s favorite thing to do with ground beef. We usually eat ours on Dave’s Killer Bread
which you can purchase at Costco in a two-pack for a decent price.
- Brown ground beef in one pan while sautéing onion and pepper in another. You will have one more pan to clean, but it will cut down your cooking time quite a bit.
- While those are cooking, combine the salt, oregano, chili powder, ground cumin and paprika in a small bowl and set aside.
- After draining the fat from the ground beef, add in the rest of the ingredients. Check the seasoning and adjust for your taste. Add some Tabasco if you would like a little heat.
- Simmer for up to ten minutes on low to allow all the flavors to meld.
A note about Worcestershire sauce
For those vegetarians who wanted to make this recipe with a ground beef substitute, worcestershire sauce is generally not suitable for vegetarians, as it contains anchovies. However, several brands sell anchovy-free varieties, often labelled as vegetarian or vegan. Alternatively, Henderson’s Relish can be used as a vegan substitute for Worcestershire sauce.
Some varieties (such as the British Lea & Perrins) contain gluten, others (such as the US Lea & Perrins) use spirit vinegar in place of malt vinegar, and are naturally gluten-free. Wanjashan currently produces an organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher Worcestershire sauce.