Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sloppy Joes

Firkin Around...the kitchen.

Today it was a bit chilly, so we set about making a substantial "comfort food" supper.  It's so quick and easy.  Let's get down to the recipe:

1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 ¼ cups of lager beer
1 green or red bell pepper (diced)
1 package of Sloppy Joe seasoning mix
8 hamburger buns

  • Mix the beer back and forth between two measuring cups until it starts to go a bit flat.  Stir in the seasoning packet and the tomato paste until thoroughly combined .
  • Brown the meat on medium-high in a 10 inch skillet.  When nearly brown, throw in the peppers and continue to cook until peppers are tender.  Drain off any liquid.
  • Pour in the beer/seasoning/tomato paste liquid and bring to boil.  Reduce to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When cooking this recipe, go ahead and use that can of macro lager; you know...the one that's hanging out in the door of your 'beer fridge'!  But make sure that you treat yourself to a nice pale ale or IPA when pairing with this dish.

We used ground turkey and also half a green pepper and half a red pepper just to mix things up.  Sloppy Joes are a mess to eat, so have a good napkin handy.  Yeah, there's a fork in the picture.  You'll need it! 

Firkin tasty!

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