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Sloppy Joes Recipe

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1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil
1 cup onions, finely chopped
⅓ cup celery, finely chopped
⅓ cup carrots, finely chopped
⅓ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
tsp. dried oregano leaves
tsp. dried thyme leaves
15 oz. extra lean ground beef
1 cup canned tomatoes with juice
2 tbsps. tomato paste
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsps. red wine vinegar
tsp. hot pepper sauce
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat oil, saute onions, celery, carrot and bell pepper, stirring occassionally until onions are translucent, about 10-12 minutes. Add oregano, thyme and beef, breaking up beef with a wooden spoon. Saute until beef is cooked, about 3-4 minutes. Combine tomatoes, water and tomato paste and add to beef mixture. Add worcestershire sauce, vinegar, red pepper sauce, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on hamburger buns.




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