So I've been making some pretty interesting dinners lately, and Matt has been forced to eat all of my strange concoctions. I wanted to make him something I knew he would like, just in a healthier way. First of all I knew it had to have BEEF in it...let's face it I'm marrying a carnvore :). After some recipe searching I landed on sloppy joe's. That's right sloppy joes. I don't think I've had one of these in at least 5 years. I went into it with low expectations but it actually turned out pretty good. The sauce was really flvorful!
Healthy Sloppy Joes
1 large carrot
1 stalk celery
12 oz lean ground beef/ground turkey
3/4 cup prechopped onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 8oz can no salt added tomato sauce
Put carrot and celery into food processor and chop into small peices. Add carrot, celery and ground beef to a pan on medium high heat.
Cook until meat is browned, then add garlic powder, chili powder and pepper and cook one more minute.
Combine 1/4 cup ketchup and next 5 ingredients through tomato sauce ina a bowl and mix well. Add mixture to the beef and veggies and let simmer for 5 minutes until sauce thickens.
I served mine over some Great Harvest Dakota bread and had a salad on the side.