Spicy Sloppy Joes

Happy Halloween!! I had the absolute best weekend seeing one of my best girlfriend’s get married. Congrats to Liz & Mike! It was a gorgeous day filled of beautiful moments, endless laughter and never ending fun. It’s been non-stop activities since Thursday being part of the wedding party. I had so much fun catching up with old friends till the break of dawn. Weddings always bring friends and family together and I had an nonstop smile the entire time. I’m forever grateful for the wonderful times that I share with my friends.

Getting back home and back into the swing of things was a little difficult yesterday. I was in slight tired fog all day long, I didn’t want to do anything except stay in bed and sleep for the entire day. I wanted something simple and easy for Sunday dinner. I had picked a classic favorite for dinner. Good ole’ sloppy joes for today’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day for Group D. My blog assignment was A Dash of Thyme, a collection of delicious dishes, a new blog that I had recently discovered. After a long weekend of fun festivities, it was a nice way to end the weekend with a classic favorite dinner of my husband and I.

I had added a couple ingredients into the original posted recipe to add a little extra flavor to the sloppy joes. I paired it with sweet potato french fries and served the sloppy joes on large Kaiser burger buns. The sloppy joes were not too spicy at all, and rather mild. Overall, a tasty and easy dinner to enjoy after a long weekend of fun!

Spicy Sloppy Joes
Adapted from A Dash of Thyme
Printable Recipe
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced finely
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Molasses
1 teaspoon hot sauce (Sriracha)
6 hamburger buns


In a large skilled, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Add onions and bell peppers to skillet and cook until translucent and tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute.

Add in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, ground cumin, white vinegar, Worcestershire, molasses and Sriracha and mix well. Make sure to break up any large pieces of beef. Bring to a slow simmer uncovered on medium-low heat for 10 minutes to cook through.

Spoon meat mixture on a bun and serve immediately.

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