Sloppy Joe's". It's certainly not fancy, but it's comfort food that never fails to please them. There's something about ground beef, tomato paste, tomato sauce, bell pepper, onion-- and a few other goodies-- served atop a hamburger bun that they sink their teeth into with gusto. While my son no longer lives here, officially, he is a frequent guest for meals-- and I'm absolutely fine with that.
I watched Food Network's and very popular food blogger, Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) make this recipe on her show, that I still record. It looked very simple to make, and I had all the ingredients on hand-- except a loaf of French bread (easily bought on the way home from work).
TASTING NOTES: Red bell pepper is something I keep in my refrigerator, but this time, I only had a yellow bell pepper. No problem, it worked out just fine. Think of this recipe as spaghetti, without the noodles and garlic bread on the side. We pondered on how was best to eat this, and we decided that a fork and knife was the easiest way. I will definitely make this meal, again-- and the garlic bread was super easy and delicious to make.
As always a printable recipe card is at the end of this post.