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Drunken Sloppy Joes

I wasn’t exactly planning on making sloppy joes with beer, but I didn’t have enough tomato sauce so I have to make a substitute.  These ended up being a really good creation!


1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ¼ lbs Ground Beef
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
Salt & Pepper
1 (8oz) Can Tomato Sauce
1 Cup Dark Beer (I used Black Butte Porter)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoons Chilli Powder
4 Buns
Pickles, for topping
Shredded Cheddar Cheese, for topping

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Once hot, add the beef and cook until browned.  Add the bell pepper and onion, cooking about 3-5 minutes to soften.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomato sauce, beer, worcestershire sauce and chilli powder.  Bring to a bubble and let it boil for a few minutes to reduce into a thickened sauce.  Lower to a simmer for about 5 minutes, or until you are ready to eat.

Lightly toast the buns under the broiler.  Keep a close eye on them because this will only take a minute.

To serve, scoop some of the sloppy joe sauce onto the bottom bun.  Top with pickles and cheese and the bun top.

Serves: 4