The Recipe Blog: A Family Favorite: Sloppy Joes

from Mom

2 lbs hamburger
2 1/2 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
8 oz tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp minced onions
1/4 tsp mustard
2 -3 bay leaves

Brown hamburger and drain. Add all ingredients and simmer until desired consistency. Remove bay leaves before serving. Serve on toasted buns.

Note: The recipe above is for a half recipe. (Sometimes I even do a half of a half!) A full recipe calls for 4 lbs hamburger, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 cups ketchup, 16 oz tomato sauce, 2 cups water, 2 Tbsp Worcestershire, 2 Tbsp white vinegar, 2 Tbsp minced onions, 1/2 tsp mustard, 5 bay leaves. My mom prefers to make a whole batch and freeze the rest. It freezes really well.

Lo-fat tip: Use ground turkey in place of the hamburger.

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