Because everything is fun and good when you put in on a slider, right? I know I already have a Sloppy Joes recipe, but it is not MY recipe. I think it is delicious but I wanted to have something different for the summer. Also, I have to confess; I overbought (what a surprise) slider buns when I made my pulled pork sandwiches! I have about 4 packs of slider buns in the freezer ready to have fun in the sun (sort of speak!).
I asked Matt what flavors he would like for a new sloppy joe recipe. His first reaction was: “you’re not changing your Sloppy Joe recipe are you?” I said no I am making a new recipe since the one I make is not MY recipe. Wow, who knew he was so attached to Sloppy Joes!
Spanish Style Sloppy Joes…because it’s the summer and I am still obsessed with Saffron! 😉
Note: You may cut this recipe in half, it was for 6 of us and I wanted leftovers!
2 pounds ground beef (as usual use chicken, turkey or pork what ever you prefer)
1 yellow pepper diced
1 red pepper diced
1 medium onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup dry wine wine (or chicken broth, if using wine a nice dry Spanish wine would be lovely)
1 teaspoon saffron (optional)
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon paprika (smoked if you have it)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Buns for serving, not your buns…bread buns… 😉
In a medium measuring cup put your wine and add your saffron (if using) let this sit while your get everything else started. It will get a beautiful orange sunset color…absolutely perfect!
In another bowl, mix your brown sugar, paprika and tomato paste. Set aside.
In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive. Add your beef and brown until no longer pink. Remove to a large bowl or drain fat (what ever you prefer…I like to drain the fat even when I use chicken or turkey!) Set aside.
Add your onions, both peppers and your garlic. Cook until soft and fragrant, about 5-6 minutes. Add your wine and saffron. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then add your crushed tomatoes. Bring this to a gently simmer and carefully add your sugar mixture. combine well. Let this cook for another 5 minutes until nice and thick. Drizzle your vinegar over your meat and carefully combine. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve with bread of your choice. I like to serve with a Spanish rice (to bring me close to a Paella….but I dream!)
Printer friendly: Spanish Sloppy Joes
Peace and Slide Baby!
My recipe is also linked on: Savannah\’s Savory Bites