Sloppy Joe Sauce

(from Doris’s recipe box)

Good recipe for toddlers.

Source: First Meals by Annabel Karmel

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves 4 people

Categories: Beef, Freezer Meals


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 2/3 cups (14 oz) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp ketchup


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and saute onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, until softened.

  2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. (You can chop the meat in a food processor for a few seconds if you like a finer texture.)

  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer over a low heat for about 30 minutes or until the sauce in thick.

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