Sloppy have and will always be a nice and messy treat. Growing up, it just made sense to play with your food. And forget about "sense", it was just fun. As an adult, well, sometimes it's still fun to play with your food, but what's even better when the food is literally, finger-lickin' good. And that's what these are....are at least I think they are.
- 1 pound of sweet italian sausage (ground, not in casing)
- Tomato sauce (2 ladle fulls)
- 1 tablespoon Ketchup
- 1 1/2 tabletspoons Worcestshire sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- garlic powder to taste
- Hamburger buns (your preference)
I particularly love this recipe because it's simple, easy, and gives a different flavor to your usual sweet and tasty ground beef. I also find it sloppy enough ;-)
How to Cook it
It a pan, on medium-high heat, brown the Italian Sausage until mostly cooked. When I saw mostly, all the meat shouldn't be all the way cooked through, as you'll want all the ingredients to meld nicely with meat. When you are at this point, add the ketchup, worcesthire sauce, brown sugar, and garlic powder.
Turn the heat to low so the everything can combine together nicely. Continue to mix.
Let the mixture sit on low heat for about 5 minutes, make sure it's on the lowest heat setting to not allow the mixture to burn.
Give it a quick taste as some people are particular about how sweet/tangy/salty they want their sloppy joes to be. Because we use italian sausage, I typically don't add salt. But if you think the mixture is on the sweeter side, add a pinch of salt.
Enjoy with your bread of choice (we usually use a hamburger bun with sesame seeds or Kings Hawaiian rolls).