There are days when I feel like the short-order cook of the family. Today was one of those days. Some wanted salmon burgers and others wanted sloppy joes. Good thing I like both, or there would have been three different dinners going. LOL! And I still have my sense of humor!
3 tbs olive oil
2 lb ground beef (or ground turkey would be great)
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 chipotle chile, seeded and minced
1 1/4 cups dark ale
1/2 cup bottled chili sauce or 2 Tbs sambal oelek
1/2 cup ketchup
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup finely chopped green onions
6 hamburger rolls, split, toasted
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef, green pepper and garlic and sauté until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes. Mix in chili and stir 1 minute. Add next 4 ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Mix in green onions; season with salt and pepper.
Arrange burger bottoms on plates. Spoon sloppy joe mixture over; top with lettuce and tops. Served with beefy tomatoe slices, lettuce and lots of french fries and seedless green grapes.
Makes 4 large servings.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
Note: So easy and even better the next day.