• 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp (white wine) vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 blocky pepper (red or orange)
  • ¼ tsp chilli pepper
  • 300 gram minced meat
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 4 buns

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Have you ever eaten a Sloppy Joe? It's a US classic made with hamburger meat and a tomato sauce, served on hamburger buns. Our version is packed with veggies and is the perfect mid week meal for hungry families!

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  • Heat the white wine vinegar in a pan and dissolve the sugar in it. Chop the onion and then mix the onion slices into the wine vinegar mixture. Leave until use.
  • Finely chop or crush the garlic cloves. Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut coarsely. Grate 2/3 of the courgette and 1/3 coarsely. Keep separated.
  • Heat a large skillet with oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic for a few minutes. Then add the minced meat and fry it until cooked.
  • Then add the bell pepper, the finely grated courgette and the chili powder and fry for a few minutes until the courgette has released most of the moisture. Then add the canned tomatoes, bring to a boil and then lower the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid has evaporated, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut open the buns and toast the cut surfaces in a dry frying pan or grill pan. Then cover the buns with the minced meat mix and top with the coarsely grated zucchini and the sweet and sour onion.
  • Serve right away.

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