Hot Italian Sloppy Joes
Not your average Sloppy Joe! Forget the can; this dish only takes 30 minutes. The Hot Italian Sausage gives this dish really great flavor but not a lot of heat.
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
½ cup diced onion (about half large onion)
½ cup diced celery (about one stalk)
½ cup diced carrot (about one carrot)
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon fiesta seasoning
1 lb ground beef
2 links (1/2 lb) of Hot Italian sausage – casings removed
15oz tomato sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
½ tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Heat the oil on medium heat; add the onions, carrots, celery and Fiesta Seasoning cook until the onions just start becoming translucent. Stir in garlic.
- Add the ground beef and sausage breaking it up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Cook thoroughly.
- Remove any excess fat.
- Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar. Cook until thickened about five minutes.
Tip: To save time I use my food processor to mince the onions, celery, and carrots while the oil is heating. Pulse until finely chopped.