This delicious sloppy joe dish is so easy to prepare and costs so little, making it a family meal on a tight budget. Green peppers, onion, and tender, juicy ground beef are sautéed together before being simmered in a hearty tomato sauce.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir lean ground beef in the hot skillet until some of the fat starts to render, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper; continue to cook until vegetables have softened and beef is cooked through, 3 to 5 more minutes.
Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Divide meat mixture evenly among hamburger buns.
Serving Size 6
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If using ground beef with a higher fat content than lean, be sure to drain it before starting Step 2.