Always a family favourite, Sloppy Joes evoke fond memories of childhood smiles and messy hands. They make a simple and savoury weeknight meal for a hungry crowd.
Conventional ground beef comes from cows who are fed an unnatural diet of corn and soy. When cows grass-fed, their meat is higher in vitamins and minerals, and while often leaner, contains a greater proportion of healthy fats (think omega-3 and CLA) than its grain-fed counterpart.
This recipe’s combination of fire-roasted tomatoes and smoked paprika provides a subtle smokiness, which is well balanced by a touch of maple syrup. The extra simmering time allows the flavours to develop, but if you are in a hurry simply bring everything to a simmer and then serve.
Not feeding a crowd? Refrigerate the remaining Joes for up to four days. When ready to eat, reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a small amount of water if the mixture seems dry.
For a gluten-free or grain-free alternative, serve on in lettuce cups, in a baked bell pepper, or on a keto bun (such as UnBun).
Sauté beef in a medium-sized skillet. Add onion, salt garlic, and bell pepper and sauté until vegetables are tender. Add in remaining ingredients and let simmer for about a half-hour to let the flavors mesh. Divide the mixture among six hamburger buns. Serves 6
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