1 lb ground beef or equivalent veggie crumbles
½ Tbsp oil (for veggie crumbles)
1/3 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup bell pepper (I like red), diced
¾ cup ketchup
1 Tbsp mustard
½ tsp garlic powder
3 tsp brown sugar
(and if you like a little spice add 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on how spicy you like them)
If using ground beef, brown in a large skillet with onion and pepper, drain an excess grease when it is cooked thru
If using veggies crumbles heat oil in large skillet and cook peppers and onions until tender
Over medium heat add remaining ingredients (including veggie crumbles for vegetarian sloppy joes) and mix thoroughly. Heat until mixture is heated thru-out.
Serve on buns, with cheese if desired. I recommend toasting your buns, and I always buy onion buns for these.