Ama’s Delicious Cuban Sloppy Joes

When visiting Ama we always love to eat her delicious Cuban Sloppy Joes. They are wonderful on some sweet bread to level out the spiciness. If you are in the mood for a delicious meal with a variety of flavors, than this is perfect dinner to make. You get to taste sweet, salty and spicy flavors in every bite. Take this list to the grocery store and buy all the fixings to make this delicious meal for your whole family.

Ingredients You Need

• 1 Pound Ground Beef
• 1 Onion
• 1 Red Pepper
• 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 2 Garlic Cloves
• 1 Tablespoon Cumin
• 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
• 1 Teaspoon Oregano
• 1 Teaspoon Paprika
• ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne
• ¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon
• 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
• 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
• 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
• 1 Tablespoon Capers
• ½ Cup Dried Currents
• ¼ Cup Chopped Green Olives
• 1 Package of Sweet Rolls

Supplies You Need

• Large Skillet (preferably cast iron)
• Large Wooden Spoon
• Cutting Board
• Sharp Chopping Knife
• Measuring Spoons
• Measuring Cups
• Can Opener

Making the Cuban Sloppy Joes

• First start by chopping the onions, red peppers and garlic into small pieces using your chopping knife and cutting board. Set them aside.
• Next you want to put the ground beef in the bottom of the large skillet and brown it thoroughly. Make sure you mix it around with the wooden spoon to ensure it does not burn.
• Once the meat is fully cooked drain off all the fat by pouring it out of the skillet making sure the meat does not fall out.
• Then you add all the chopped onions, red peppers and garlic to the meat and turn the heat to medium low. When the onions and peppers get a little soft after about three or four minutes you add the cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly with the wooden spoon.
• After the spices are mixed in well add the can of diced tomatoes to the mix and stir well. Add the apple cider vinegar and lime juice and simmer for about five to ten minutes on low heat.
• When the time is up, drain your green olives and chop them up into small pieces. Add the green olives, currents and capers to the mix and you are finished with the Cuban Sloppy Joes.

Serving Ama’s Delicious Cuban Sloppy Joes

With the Cuban Sloppy Joes ready to eat you will want to take out the sweet rolls and cut them in half with a knife. Place a nice couple of large spoonfuls of the mix onto the cut sweet rolls and serve immediately. These tasty and messy sandwiches are sure to satisfy your hunger on any day.

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