1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. ground beef (I use 1.5 lbs.)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
¼ cup steak sauce (such as A1)
1 cup beef broth
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
provolone cheese slices
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook while breaking the ground beef up into chunks with a spatula or spoon until browned. Add the green bell pepper and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the onions start to become tender. (I add the green pepper and onion with the beef to make sure they are very soft) Drain any excess liquid. Stir in steak sauce and beef broth, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbly.
While the meat is cooking, split the hamburger buns and butter each top bun. To assemble sloppy joes, pile the meat mixture onto the bottom half of each bun, top each with a provolone cheese slice, and place all under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the top bun is toasted.
To Freeze: Store Meat, Cheese, & Buns separate. Thaw in fridge the night before. Follow instructions above.
Recipe by: Amy Skelton