Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

Texas Toast Sloppy Joes is a hearty and flavorful twist on the classic sloppy joe sandwich. Here’s a recipe for you:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices Texas toast (thick-sliced bread)
  • Butter or olive oil for toasting
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sliced pickles, sliced jalapeños

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Meat Mixture: In a large skillet or frying pan, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it’s browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add Vegetables and Seasonings: Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked ground beef. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Prepare the Sauce: Stir in the ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all the ingredients. Let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Toast the Texas Toast: While the meat mixture is simmering, toast the Texas toast slices according to the package instructions. You can toast them in a toaster, under the broiler, or in a skillet with butter or olive oil until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Assemble the Sloppy Joes: Once the Texas toast slices are toasted to your liking, spoon the meat mixture generously over each slice.
  6. Add Toppings: If desired, sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the meat mixture while it’s still hot so it melts slightly. You can also add sliced pickles or jalapeños for extra flavor and texture.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the Texas Toast Sloppy Joes hot, with additional toppings or side dishes as desired. Enjoy the deliciously messy goodness!

This Texas Toast Sloppy Joe recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends. It’s perfect for a quick and satisfying meal any day of the week.

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