Sloppy Joes
1 ½ lb ground beef
1 large onion (or to taste)
½ cup green pepper (optional)
Stalk of celery – chopped (optional)
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Brown together the ground beef, celery, onion and green pepper. Drain grease if needed. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour into beef mixture. Simmer until the liquid is mostly absorbed (½ hour
or more). May be eaten now or refrigerate for later.

This gets better as it sets in the frig. May be made a few days ahead. Freezes well. This is great alone or topped with cole slaw or relish.

When doubling the recipe, don't double the water. Just add what you need.

Becky Purcell