Sometimes it’s really just about the old fashion good stuff, updated of course. When I told M we were having sloppy joes for dinner his eyes lit up like a five year old boy. Really? Yes, really.
Yet these sloppy joes are filled with wholesome fresh ingredients, including veggies! And piled all up on top of toasted up whole wheat buns…this is a recipe you can feel good about feeding your family. Bonus that it’s quick, easy to make, and generally liked by all.
So get this one going after school this week, I so hope your family enjoys!
REAL FOOD SLOPPY JOES
Recipe from 100 Days of Real Food
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 celery stalk, minced
1 carrot, peeled and minced
1 lbs ground beef (I used organic grass fed)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 15 ounce can unseasoned tomato sauce
1 TBS honey
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
pinch of cinnamon
toasted whole wheat buns for serving
In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, celery, and carrot and cook until softened, roughly 5 minutes or so.
Add in the beef and garlic and cook until the meat has browned all the way through, roughly 5 minutes or so. Season with salt & pepper. Drain off any excess fat (I did not need to do this).
Add in tomato sauce, honey, mustard, vinegar, chili powder and cinnamon. Simmer over low until sauce has thickened, 10-15 minutes.
Serve warm with whole wheat toasted buns and some yummy veggies, and ok waffle fries are good too, on the side. Enjoy!