The Mountain Church

Sloppy Joes with Avocado and Fried Egg




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2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 pound ground sirloin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 hamburger buns, toasted, for serving

4 fried eggs, for serving

Sliced avocado, for serving

For the tomato sauce:

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1-2 teaspoons crushed red-pepper flakes

2 tablespoons tomato paste


In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire, Dijon, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup water.

Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.Add chili powder, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground sirloin and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper, to taste

Stir in tomato sauce mixture and then the tomato paste until well combined.

Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and desired consistency is reached, about 10 minutes.

Serve sloppy joes on hamburger buns with a fried egg and avocado, if desired.


Recipe from Allie P




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