Sloppy Joe with Ball Park Buns

What’s better than having a few beers and a tasty sloppy joe? This recipe is hearty, filling, and can be made before...
Sloppy Joe

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What’s better than having a few beers and a tasty sloppy joe? This recipe is hearty, filling, and can be made before the tailgate. Make the sloppy joe meat before your leave for the tailgate, put it in Tupperware, and assemble them there.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed, ground
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup tomato sauce
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • Ball Park hamburger buns

Directions

In a sauté pan add olive oil, sweet Italian sausage, garlic cloves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook meat for 15 minutes or until meat is fully browned. Once the meat has browned add in tomato sauce — let the meat simmer on low for 20 minutes. Add basil leaves and serve sloppy joe with Ball Park buns.

Sloppy Joe Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Sloppy Joe Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.