Sloppy Joes

An Anaheim pepper is a mild variety of chili pepper. The name “Anaheim” derives from Emilio Ortega, a farmer who brought the seeds to the Anaheim, California, area in the early 1900s.

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Serves: 8

1 kg minced beef (10% fat)
1 cup beef stock
1½ cups tomato ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp mustard powder
1 green chile pepper, finely diced (Anaheim for mild heat, jalapeno for moderate heat)
1 large onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
tabasco, as desired
freshly ground black pepper

In a large pan add oil then sauté garlic and onion. Once onions are soft add the beef and cook in medium-high heat until brown.
Add the green chile pepper and stir for a minute.

Add the beef stock, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, stir to combine.

Add brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, dry mustard and hot sauce. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine then cook in medium low heat covered for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat then set aside.

Spread butter on ciabatta then heat bread on a grill. Scoop a good amount of meat mixture to the bottom bread then top it with other half. Serve.

Slightly adapted from a recipe from