Super Simple Sloppy Joes…again

I have posted this recipe before but I made them last night and was reminded how good they are.  I used grass fed ground beef.    It was on sale at Publix so I bought one to use and one to pop in the freezer for later.  You probably would want to double the recipe to have leftovers.  My kids gobbled it up and one took it in her thermos to school for lunch.  We had sweet potatoes cooked in the microwave, 1/2 of one per person.  The kids had steamed broccoli and we had roasted Brussels sprouts with it.  YUM!  Simple and delish!  A reminder that dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.

Super Simple Sloppy Joes

Who needs those canned versions of Sloppy Joes?  This is an easy to prepare homemade version that you and your family will love.  You could also substitute ground turkey or soy crumbles for the ground beef.

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 pound lean ground sirloin, grass fed if available

1/4 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper to taste

1/2 cup ketchup (I use Simply Heinz – doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup)

2 Tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

Whole wheat mini rolls (Publix has good ones)

In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion and red pepper.  Add the ground beef, season with salt and pepper, cook until browned; drain off liquids.

Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, garlic powder, and mustard.

Serve on whole wheat rolls.

Nutrition Information:
Calories:  250    Fat:  12 g    Saturated Fat:  4.5 g    Cholesterol:  70 mg   Sodium:  425 mg    Carbohydrates:  12 g          Fiber:  0.5 g    Protein:  22 g