For the Sauce:
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
½ cup beef stock or bone broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce (Rach likes Frank’s RedHot)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
For the Joes:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red field pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 rib celery with leafy top, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic, chopped or grated
1½ pounds 85% ground sirloin or plant-based beef substitute
½ pound fresh beef or pork chorizo or soy-based chorizo substitute
Soft burger rolls
Finely chopped white onion
Sliced bread and butter pickles
For the sauce, whisk the ingredients and set aside.
For the Joes, heat oil in a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers and celery, season with salt and pepper and soften a few minutes. Add garlic and stir a minute. Add beef and chorizo and brown and crumble, then stir in the sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer a few minutes for the flavors to combine.
Serve the sloppy Joes with a pile of rolls and the toppings.