People who know me would not be surprised that I would find a way to make my Sloppy Joes look tidy. But here they are: my Tidy Joes. B and I were both pleased with how flavourful such a simple and quick recipe turned out to be that we changed very little about it. Like substituting green peppers for red. I can't condone using green peppers for anything except pizza. Anyways, this mixture is slightly sweet, so serving it on rye toast gives it nice balance. We melted some marble cheese on top before serving.
To make, brown 1 lb lean ground beef, 1/4 cup chopped onion and 1/4 cup chopped red pepper in a skillet over medium heat, then drain off liquids. Ensure beef is fully cooked. Add 3/4 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup HP sauce, 3 T brown sugar, 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder and pepper to taste. Mix well. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes (the recipe says 30 but you don't need to wait this long). Serve on rye toast with melted cheese on top.
You can find the original recipe here.