This homemade sloppy joe mix is easier to make than you think - you probably already have most of the ingredients you need in your fridge or pantry!
Servings - 4servings
1Tbspsmoked paprika (regular paprika works too!)
15oz.can tomato sauce, plus 1/2 cans worth of water
2 1/2Tbspcider vinegar
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, minced onion, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Brown the ground beef, then stir in the tomato sauce plus about 1/2 cans worth of water (more if you plan on simmering it a long time), the mustard and cider vinegar. Add in the spices mixture and stir into the sauce. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes, giving time for the flavors and spices to infuse into the sauce.
Serve Sloppy Joes on buns (or over rice) with favorite side dishes.