It doesn’t take much to kick up a normal ole Sloppy Joe dish and make it something special. Add some bold Bayou-inspired flavors, take a bite, and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this a lot sooner. And there’s no reason to be shy with the hot sauce, either. I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
If you aren’t a big fan of hot sauce, just substitute a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. No harm, no foul!
Bayou Sloppy Joes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup sweet onion diced
- 1 cup green bell pepper diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Cajun-style hot sauce I used Louisiana hot sauce, plus more, to taste
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Buns toasted if desired
- Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over high heat.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the buns. Stir.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in more hot sauce as desired.
- Serve on buns.