Sloppy Joe Bashed Potatoes
3/4 lbs ground beef
3/4 lbs ground pork
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 orange or red bell pepper, diced
Salt & pepper
1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1⁄2 Tbs yellow mustard
2 tsp. chili powder
1⁄2 cup ketchup
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
6 hamburger buns or six med baked russet potatoes.
Bake potatoes in the oven (or start them in the morning in the crock pot).
Saute garlic, bell pepper, celery, and onion in a very large skillet with a little oil, until just softened, season with salt & pepper to taste. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add ground meat to the pan, and brown, chopping into small pieces, and drain when done. Add back in the veggies and all remaining ingredient (except buns).
Cook on medium-low for 30 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
Serve on toasted buns or, as above, over Bashed Potatoes.
Bashed = Baked + Mashed. Bake the potatoes, carefully scoop out the whites, whip with butter, sour cream, salt & pepper, and stuff the whole mess back into the jacket. That is a “bashed” potato.
Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.