Sloppy Hoppies–A Rabbit Recipe

This was such a great dinner, I have to share it with you. I spent a lot of time looking at different recipes before I came up with my own version of Sloppy Joe’s made with ground rabbit meat. It was so good and even my pickiest eater ate plenty of it. And not only does it go well on buns, but it works great in tortillas, too, or straight on a spoon for that matter. Most of the recipes I have seen for this sort of thing use ketchup. I did not, because my daughter won’t touch ketchup with a ten-foot pole. I think it works great with the tomato sauce and paste combo, though.

2 tbsp butter
1 pound ground rabbit
1/2 a chopped onion
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Melt butter in pan. Brown ground rabbit and add garlic, onions, and peppers. Cook until onions are starting to go translucent. Combine 1 cup tomato sauce, water, brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Add to meat, onions, and peppers and stir well. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Toast your buns (don’t skip this step or the buns will get soggy) and pile on the meat mixture.

I made a double batch. Somehow I don’t think the leftovers will last very long.


4 thoughts on “Sloppy Hoppies–A Rabbit Recipe

  1. Ema Jones says:

    May I use Dijon mustard instead of dry mustard? Plz suggest 🙂

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