I’ve got to admit, we don’t make sloppy joes very often, but after this bad boy that’s all about to change.
I ran into one of those days where I simply didn’t have time to make what I had planned for the day. When that happens, I usually end up frying some eggs, potatoes with veg for the family or making a tortilla espanola.
However, I remembered my friend Shanen Ebersole from Ebersole Cattle, Co. mentioning that she hadn’t seen any recent recipes on my blog using beef.
So, I decided to whip something up especially for her.
That’s right Shanen, this recipe is just for you and let me tell you, my kids devoured it.
I started to search the internet for sloppy joe recipes and couldn’t seem to find any that didn’t use ketchup. So, I went about this all on my own.
I used fresh local tomatoes and peppers from the farmers market, homemade beef broth using Shanen’s nourishing bones from her grassfed cows, local raw honey to give it a bit of sweetness and to top it off… homemade buns that I had in the freezer. The combination of sweet and savory were perfect and the flavors melded beautifully.
A completely nourishing sloppy joe that your family will enjoy.
Sloppy Joes… the real food way
- 1lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped
- 3/4 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tbls tomato paste
- 1 cup beef broth, preferably homemade
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbls apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbls soy sauce
- 1/2 tbls chile powder
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- Salt and Pepper to taste
1. If using real tomatoes, reduce 5-6 large tomatoes to a sauce in a large skillet or pan. Reserve 3/4 cup for recipe.
2. In a cast iron pan or skillet brown 1lb ground beef.
3. Add green peppers, onions and garlic. Saute with the beef for about 5-8 minutes and they begin to soften.
4. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, honey, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, chile powder and ground mustard. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the mixture to thicken.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on a toasted bun.
I just can’t help this, however, just hearing the word sloppy joes always makes me think of one of my favorite all time sketches! Buen Provecho!