recipe

Rocco DiSpirito's Quick "Sloppy Joes"

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, May 17, 2009

Aired May 17, 2009

Serves 4 servings
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large garlic clove, smashed
1 small Spanish onion, quartered
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into large chunks
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 15.5-ounce can Sloppy Joe sauce
4 leftover grilled hamburger patties (about 1 1/4 pounds total), crumbled
4 large whole wheat hamburger buns or soft rolls
1/4 cup sliced hot cherry peppers
Preparation

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 turn of the pan of oil, about 1 tablespoon.

While the pan is heating up, pulse together the garlic, onion and bell pepper in the bowl of a food processor until finely chopped. Add the veggies to the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.

Add the crumbled meat and Sloppy Joe sauce to the pan and cook until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Serve over the hamburger rolls and garnish with cherry peppers.