Yikes, I didn't do a very good job in chopping the celery and onion. I usually like a small dice for this, but last night I hacked stuff up and threw it in.
There are a ton of different Sloppy Joe recipes out there ranging from very tomatoey (is there a recognized spelling for tomatoey) to very sweet. This recipe falls somewhere in the middle. You can adjust the sugar to your own taste, but you do need some to offset the Worcestershire and A1 sauces which give this a great depth of flavor.
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 celery rib with leaves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1-2/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Cook beef, onion, celery and green pepper until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain. Add the rest of the ingredients; mix well. Simmer, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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