Recipe from: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/sloppy-joes/
Growing up sloppy joes were a staple in our household so it became a comfort food for me. I wanted something more than Manwich out of a can so I began looking up recipes which led me to the Pioneer Woman. This recipe is easy (after the first time making it), makes a lot, and is nice on the wallet. Make this and you'll NEVER go back to the can again! ENJOY
Melt the butter in a large skillet, add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat.
Add onions, green pepper, garlic and cook until vegetables begin to soften.
Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water; simmer for 15 minutes. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco and/or red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper (if needed). Cook for another 5 minutes.
Allow the meat mixture to cool before putting it in a big ziplock bag and lying flat to freeze.
Thaw the meat mixture and warm in a skillet (adding water if needed). Once warm, place a scoop on a toasted bun and serve with your favorite fries.