The following recipe is from The Pampered Chef Casual Cooking Cookbook. This cookbook has been discontinued, but you can purchase it at the online outlet for $6 HERE.
Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef
2 lbs lean ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
Cook and drain beef, breaking into crumbles
Add onion, garlic, S/P and cook 1-2 min. until onion is tender
Stir in tomato sauce
Use 1/2 mixture for sloppy Joe’s and freeze or refrigerate (up to 2 days) other 1/2 of mixture.
Sloppy Joe’s Pocket Sandwiches
1/2 recipe Prepared Make-Ahead Beef
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground all spice (optional)
Pita pockets or kaiser rolls
Heat meat mixture and additional ingredients
Spoon into pitas or on kaiser rolls
Top with cheese (optional)
My kids and hubby LOVED this!