Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quick Meals for Working Moms - Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes
with Homemade Sweet Potato Oven Fries

{Reposted from my former blog}

Instead of reaching for a can of Manwich, try this quick and easy homemade Sloppy Joe recipe.  It's sure to be a crowd favorite - especially with the kids!

Homemade Sloppy Joes
{adapted from this recipe}

1lb ground beef {local and grassfed are my preference}
1/2 c diced organic green pepper
1/2 - 1 c diced organic sweet onion
15oz can organic tomato sauce
1/4 c organic ketchup
1/4 c organic barbecue sauce
1 tbsp organic sucanat {or brown sugar}
1 tsp dry mustard
pepper to taste
Brown meat over medium heat, then drain fat.  Add diced onions and green pepper and cook for a few minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If sloppy joes are too soupy, uncover until desired consistency.  Serve on whole wheat buns along with homemade oven fries.

Mary Ellen

1 comment:

  1. I made homemade Sloppy Joes just recently with a slight variation from your recipe. It was much better than the canned version!