Sloppy Joes

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By mpmmuirhead

Submitted by:Mpmmuirhead


This is my first recipe on this site. I am 15 years old and enjoy cooking. I found this site not too long ago and decided that it was pretty cool and should recieve every benefit it can get. About a month later (today) I found myself poking around in the fridge looking for something to eat. This is what I made, if you have any suggestions or improvements please send them to and I would be happy to hear them. As this recipe was made spontaneously.


  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 of a Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Sprig of Thyme
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • 2 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 pack of Sloppy Joe mix (opt.)
  • 1 tsp of Cumin
  • 1/2 of a Cup of White Wine (I used Reisling)
  • 1 can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 tsp of Pepper
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (opt)
  • 1 tsp Wocestershire Sauce


  • Start your cooking by mincing the Onion, Celery, and Green Bell Pepper (And Jalapeno if you choose)
  • Grease a Large pot (I used Canola oil, but any will do)
  • Sweat the Onion for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the Celery, Bell Pepper, and Ground Beef and allow the beef to brown and fat to release into pot
  • Drain all but a small portion of the fat (1/4 cup roughly)
  • Add water, tomato paste
  • If you want to, add the packet of Sloppy Joe Mix for extra body
  • Add Thyme, Salt, Cumin, Wine, Garlic, Pepper and Jalapeno
  • Bring to a boil
  • Stir for approx 6 mins to allow to thicken


  • You may do whatever you want. Although personally, I would stuff this inside of a soft corn tortilla