Bloody Joes

Remember those cans mom used to open to make these? Take this all modern-style with this fantastic adaptation on an old favorite. It’s also amazing as a filling for Shepherd’s Pie.

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 ½ cups Portland Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Brown the meat, and drain off any oil. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic, and cook for a couple minutes until the vegetables soften. Add Portland Bloody Mary Mix, brown sugar, tomato paste, dry mustard, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Simmer longer if you want it thicker. Add a little water or Bloody Mary mix if it gets too thick. Serve on warmed hamburger buns. Feeds 6-8 lucky people.

*Optional, try it on fresh baked biscuits!

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