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Tasty Thursday: Sloppy Joes

Oh boy,Sloppy Joes. This is most definitely my exception to eating meat. There are few things worth purchasing meat for and this is one of them. This is one of my husbands all time favorite dishes. He DEVOURS it. This time I had to make TRIPLE because we had friends coming over and they are amazing eaters. I have never actually had sloppy joe from a can or really any other kind other than this recipe so I cant speak to how it compares with something you are used to, but I will say its not bad for you at all. I use coconut sugar to sweeten, organic ketchup as the main sauce component, and the two secret ingredients are SMOKED paprika and a tsp of cocoa powder. mmm mmm mmmmm. Lets just get to the recipe so we don’t waste any time.

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2 Tbs. Grapeseed Oil

1 Pound Ground Beef or Turkey

1 Green Pepper, Chopped

1 Onion, Chopped

1 Cup Ketchup

1/3 Cup Water

1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Heaping Tsp. Chili Powder

1 Heaping Tsp. Smoked Paprika

1 Tbs. Coconut Sugar

Salt to taste


Heat Oil in a pan on medium, add the onions and peppers. Cook for about six minutes. Remove from pan and add to a bowl on the side.

Turn the Heat up to medium high and add the ground beef. Let the beef brown and continue to break into smaller pieces. Allow to cook all the way through, about ten minutes.

Add the onions and peppers back into the pan with the beef. Let cook for a couple minutes stirring frequently.

Add the paprika and chili powder, and coconut sugar. stir well.

Add the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and water. Let simmer for about ten minutes. Let cook and serve on your favorite bun.



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