My friends and I are taking the holiday season in a different direction this year. A few friends will be driving over from Austin to celebrate Burgermas. This is a new holiday where we are going to go around Houston try as many different fancy burgers as we can. There are going to be a lot of meat and tears the next few days but this is the way we decided to approach the holidays. Holidays to me are all about food and hanging out with those you care about. Burgermas is going to cover both of those and I’m excited to see what the madness will entail.
For those not able to celebrate Burgermas, I’ve prepared a recipe for the burger’s close cousin – the sloppy joe. One of the food items in Starbound is a meatwich. One of the weird things about the meatwich was the description. Not only is the inside filled with meat but the buns are made of meat too. I can only imagine what a bun comprised full of meat would taste like but I took a different approach. I went with a pretzel bun because it is, in my opinion, the “meatiest” bread out there. But the inside of this recipe is a meat lover’s dream with a hidden dose of vegetables. I highly recommend throwing on some horseradish for an extra delicious meatwich!
Required Equipment: large pan, cutting board, spatula, knife
Results: 4-6 Sloppy Joes
1 lb of ground beef
2 bell peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ garlic powder
¼ cup bbq sauce (I use sauce from Salt Lick BBQ)
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
In a pan over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions and bell peppers and saute for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add the ground beef to the pan and use your spatula to break the ground beef in and let it cook.
Combine the brown sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, bbq sauce and tomato sauce. When the ground beef has mostly browned add salt and pepper.
Once the meat has completely browned add the sauce to the pan and cook until the mixture has thickened as pictured above (about 15 minutes). Server on a pretzel bun and enjoy your meaty sandwich.