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Sweet Barrel Red Sloppy Joes



Sweet Barrel Red Sloppy Joes

Submitted by Melanie Reed of the Simmer Pot Cafe Blog

You will Need:

  • 1 lbs. ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped medium to fine (vidalia is best)
  • 9 oz. honey-based barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Easley Sweet Barrel Red wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • sesame seed or onion-topped buns

Brown your meat and remove to a dish. Add enough oil to cover pan and saute onions till they begin to turn golden brown (caramelized). Immediately add a splash wine to deglaze the pan. This will in effect capture all the meat juices along with the onion caramelization and bring out the sweetness of the onions as well as enhance the taste of the meat. Add the meat back in and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer till the sauce and the meat are well blended, adding either more wine or water to desired consistency. Serve over pan-toasted buns with a glass of Sweet Barrel Red Wine and green beans sauteed and tossed in olive oil and sweet basil and oven-baked home fries.