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1 1/2 pounds Ground Round, Sirloin, or Bison
1 TBS olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup
dashes of hot sauce to taste
1/2 to 1 tsp fine sea salt, to taste
1 cup water or stock
6 slices of cheese, or shredded cheese
2 cups shredded cole slaw blend (with or without dressing)
6 toasted whole wheat rolls, mini baguettes (petit pain), or your favorite rolls

In a large stick free pan, sauté the beef in the oil, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon – if there is excessive fat, drain.

Add the onions, celery, pepper, seasonings and water. Cover and simmer, adding more water if it gets too dry. Correct the seasoning to taste. Spoon onto toasted buns and top with a slice of cheese and shredded fresh cabbage or cole slaw. – Chef Michaelangelo (mick) Rosacci, --

Variation: Sauté the ground round and veggies together until cooked and tender, add about 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce and simmer, adding splashes of water if needed.

Chopped cabbage is also a great addition, tossed in or as a bottom layer.