Sloppy Joes – With a secret ingredient

Sloppy Joes with Red Cabbage

1 pound hamburger (more or less okay)  
1 tbsp oil
1/4 to 1/2 head red cabbage, grated
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup tomato ketchup
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cloves (or more)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the hamburger in oil, chopping and stirring it with a plastic spatula, until no red remains.
Add all the other ingredients. Stir and bring to a simmer. A little water may be added if it is too thick. Keep at a simmer for 20 to 30 minutes – with or without a lid.
Serve on buns.

Note: All ingredient amounts can be adjusted to your personal taste. (I tend to measure by eye.) The best part of this recipe? No one has ever guessed my secret ingredient!


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