First, in a large skillet on medium high heat, cook and crumble the ground beef with the chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle in half the salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the beef is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
Then, stir in the remaining ingredients. Use the spoon to work the tomato paste into the liquid until it creates a thick sauce.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Add more water as needed to reach the desired consistency. If your sauce is “too thin”, continue to cook until the liquid has reduced.
Taste and reseason to your liking.
Finally, serve hot on toasted buns and top with cheese if desired. Yum!
Nutritional information is only for the sloppy joe meat / mix and does not include bun or additional toppings.Taste and reseason as you go to your preference. For example, add half of the seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and sugar...taste, then reseason if desired.