Gayle - the sloppy joes my kids always enjoy me making start off with bell pepper and onion being sauteed/softened in the pan, then ground beef being added. After that is cooked - drain off excess fat I like to leave some in the pan) and add some salt and pepper, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, and a little bbq sauce. Stir together, turn down the heat and stir every so often for about 5 minutes (to get the flavors mixed together). I don't have exact measurements as I usually "eyeball" the amounts of each ingredient added.A woman that I don't know, sent me some homegrown hamburger because I've been housing and feeding her daughter (my son's fiancée) so I think I'm going to make sloppy joes from a pound of it. I haven't made them in more than a decade. I hope I remember how.
Glad to help jog the memory. I'm sure they'll turn out great when you make them.@sniper69 I knew most of the ingredients and was trying to remember if it had peppers, but had completely forgotten about the brown sugar. I have a bag of cooked peppers and onions in the freezer, so I'll use those. I'm really glad you mentioned the brown sugar. I probably wouldn't have figured out that's what it needed. Thank you!
I make a nearly identical chickpea salad, and it keeps well for up to a week sometimes. I make another version with mixed beans,green pepper and oil/vinegar/sugar dressing, plus celery seed if I'm in the mood and that also stays good for a week.Last night we had a salad with all the fixings and some more of the chickpea salad. It get better each day