"Sloppy Tzo" -Greek Sloppy Joe's
Recipe type: Dinner/Main Course
Cuisine: Greek American
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 pounds ground lamb or pork (or a combination of the two)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons dry oregano, or more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives, lightly chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 brioche or hamburger buns, toasted
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add the lamb (or pork). Pound the meat with a spoon to break up into chunks. Season generously with salt, pepper, cinnamon, and oregano and brown the meat.
  2. Add onions, green pepper and garlic and cook until onions have softened.
  3. Add tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, ketchup, water, and Worcestershire sauce to the pot.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes and taste for flavor. Add more salt and pepper, cinnamon and oregano if needed. Add more of what you prefer. I tend to add a lot of cinnamon and oregano.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in chopped Kalamata olives and crumbled feta.
  6. Serve on toasted buns.
Alternatively, if you have any leftover kima (meat sauce) you have and plop it on a toasted bun.
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at https://elenisaltas.com/2019/06/13/sloppy-tzo-greek-sloppy-joes/