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Sloppy Joes from Billy Madison Recipe (with Video)

Beef, Sandwich, Tree nut free

Discover our Sloppy Joes from Billy Madison Recipe, a International recipe perfect as a main course recipe. Download the Flavrs app for 1000+ free food videos and recipes!

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Recipe Time: 3h


For Babish Sloppy Joe
- 1 tsp Water
- 0.5 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 lb Ground beef, 85%
- 0.5 cup Red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 0.5 cup Green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 0.5 cup Onion, finely chopped
- 2 clove Garlic, minced
- 1 Tbs Chili powder
- 2 Tbs Tomato paste
- 0.5 Tbs All purpose flour
- 1 cup Tomato sauce
- 0.25 cup Ketchup
- 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs Red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 0.5 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp chicken bouillon
- 1.5 Tbs Brown sugar
- Kosher salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 6 buns
- 1 Tbs Unsalted butter
Optional for Babish Sloppy Joe
- 2 slice thick-cut bacon
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For Babish Sloppy Joe
1. Combine water, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Add baking soda mixture to the ground beef and mix gently with your hands.
3. In a large saucepan, cook minced bacon until browned and the fat has rendered out.
4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon bits, leaving the rendered fat in the pan. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
5. *If omitting, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
6. Add the peppers and onion to the pan. Cook until very tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
7. Push all of the vegetables to the sides of the pan. Add the beef to the center and cook until browned on all sides. Stir periodically to break up any large chunks of beef.
8. Once the beef is cooked, add the garlic cloves, chili powder, and tomato paste. Let cook for 1 minute or until the mixture is no longer soupy.
9. Add flour and stir to combine. Cook for 30 more seconds.
10. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, paprika, mustard powder, brown sugar, chicken bouillon, and the reserved bacon bits.
11. Taste for seasoning, then adds salt and pepper as needed.
12. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring periodically to avoid scorching.
13. Meanwhile, toast the sliced buns in a medium pan with 1 tablespoon of butter.
14. Fill each bun generously with the sloppy Joe filling. Lose your membership to the clean plate club.

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