Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sloppy Joes

I adapted this recipe from the "Healthy Treasures" cookbook by Annette Reeder.  Most Sloppy Joe recipes are high in sodium and sugar; these are adapted to be much healthier without sacrificing taste.

Sloppy Joes
(serves 4-6)

1 lb. lean grass-fed ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 small onion - chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
6 oz. can tomato paste (mixed with 1/2 c. water) or 8 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
1/2 c. organic ketchup
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp molasses (or to taste)
freshly ground pepper, to taste
hot pepper sauce - to taste
4-6 whole wheat or ezekiel hamburger buns

1. Brown the meat in a large skillet over medium heat with the chopped onion and minced garlic.

2. Once the meat is browned, add in the rest of the sauce ingredients (tomato paste & water, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, mustards, molasses, pepper, and hot pepper sauce).  Mix together well and simmer for about 5 minutes until warm and combined.

3. Test the sloppy joes for taste; you may want to add a little more molasses if it isn't sweet enough for you.  Spoon 1/2 c. of the mixture onto a whole wheat or Ezekiel hamburger bun.  Enjoy!! You can serve it with some salad or raw veggies or my guacamole recipe.

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