A Theo’s Steakhouse take on a favorite finger foodSloppy Joes! Kick this classic recipe up a notch with the sweet, heat, and mesquite of Theo’s Steakhouse cooking & grilling sauce.


  • An 8oz bottle of Elda’s Kitchen Theo’s Steakhouse Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • 2 lbs of ground beef (we prefer 80/20!)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1.5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 and ½ cups of ketchup
  • A splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Kosher salt

Spice Mix

  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
Bite Size Nachos


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef. While it is still a little pink, drain the fat and continue to cook. Add the onion and stir to mix. After a few minutes, add your red pepper and stir. After another minute or two, add brown sugar and garlic and stir to coat. After another couple of minutes, add half a bottle of Theo’s Steakhouse Cooking & Grilling Sauce. Heat through until bubbling and then add your spice mix and stir. Let cook for a good 4-5 minutes.

Next, add your ketchup, stirring to coat. Let heat through again, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

After warmed through and bubbling, add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a few pinches of salt.

Let simmer for 15 minutes.

While your filling is simmering, take your buns of choice and toast them (either in a toaster over, on the stove top, or in the oven).

Remove your filling from the heat, heap a hearty serving onto your bun, and enjoy!