One Lovely Life, I had to try it. The sweet addition of pineapple takes this sloppy joe to a new level. My husband even commented more than once on how good it was. It's almost even better the next day, which is good because this makes a lot.
LUAU SLOPPY JOE
1 1/2 lb extra lean ground beef or ground turkey ( I used turkey)
2 slices bacon, diced
salt & pepper
1 medium sweet onion, diced (I only used half)
1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 c barbecue sauce
4 Tbsp tomato paste (I didn't have this so just added more tomato sauce)
1/2 c brown sugar (I used slightly less and it was still plenty sweet)
1/4 c soy sauce
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 c diced pineapple (I used canned pineapple tidbits)
Buns, to serve
In a large saute pan, brown ground beef and bacon together over medium heat. Remove meat from pan and drain any fat.
In same pan, cook onion and bell pepper until tender. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more. Return meat to pan and add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and tomato paste. Stir well. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine and taste.
Simmer about 10 minutes or until thickened. Add in pineapple and heat through.
Serve on your favorite buns.