I was really craving Sloppy Joes today and so decided to make some….whole food style!
I got a recipe that my brother and sister in law have been using for a while and really love. And I tweaked it so that it is as whole food as you can get. This has a little bit sweeter sauce, so you can cut down on the sweetener if you choose (I actually prefer a little sweeter sauce).
This is great topping some sprouted buns or dipped in tortilla chips (a personal favorite way of mine to eat sloppy joes!) I use homemade ketchup for this recipe and it works really well, but any organic ketchup is just fine too.
This recipe is naturally gluten free, and if you choose a gluten free bun (or tortilla chips) it can stay that way! Keep it grain free by serving it in a lettuce wrap!
- 1 pound ground beef grass fed preferred
- 1/3 cup onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green pepper finely chopped
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp Sucanat turbinado sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 cloves garlic minced finely
- 1 tsp mustard powder or prepared mustard
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Brown ground beef, garlic, onion and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat.
Once beef is browned, remove from heat and drain any excess fluid.
Add water, sugar, mustard, ketchup and salt and mix well.
Return to stove top and allow to simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. If sauce becomes too thick, add an additional 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup of water to thin.