Bloody Joes

From Love at First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lover's Cookbook by Michelle Roy Kelly & Andrea Norville, Copyright 2010, F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Media, Inc. Co. All rights reserved.

Bloody Joes

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    2 teaspoons butter or margarine 4 tablespoons tomato paste
    1 yellow onion, chopped 1 cup water
    2 cups canned kidney beans 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
    2 red bell peppers, sliced 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 pounds ground beef 6-8 hamburger buns
    2 cups tomato sauce


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    • 1

      Heat the butter or margarine on medium in a large frying pan or saucepan. Add the onion. Cook for 1 minute, then add the bell peppers.

    • 2

      Add the ground beef. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain off any excess fat. Add the kidney beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Mix thoroughly and stir in the ground cumin and sugar.

    • 3

      Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until heated thoroughly. Spoon the meat mixture over the hamburger buns, or serve in a large pot and invite guests to prepare their own.

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