3/4 pound ground sirloin
1 small onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
64 g shredded cheddar cheese
6 Cheerleaders hot dogs
6 hot dog buns or rolls
You will also need: 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 128g chicken or beef stock, 180 ml tomato sauce, 1/4 teaspoon crushed chili flakes, 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Ah the classic American sloppy Joe, a firm favourite in the United States since the 20th century, and there's a good reason why. It's simple and easy to make but doesn't skimp on the flavour!
To start, set a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add ground sirloin and cook, until brown and crispy for about 10 minutes.
Drain off any fat or liquid in the frying pan and add onions and bell peppers. Cook until softened.
Add 3 tablespoons butter and stir until melted. Sprinkle flour over the butter mixture and cook for about 30 seconds. Stir in the stock and bring to simmer. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, mustard powder and chili flakes and cook on low until thickened.
Set a separate frying pan over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Once melted, add hot dogs and cook until crispy, turning often, about 5 minutes.
Split open the bread rolls and insert a hot dog into each. Top each with sloppy joe mixture and sprinkle with cheese.