Recipe of the Week: Hearty Sloppy Joes

Recipe of the Week: Hearty Sloppy Joes

Hearty Sloppy Joes
Served with tangy coleslaw and corn-on-the-cob- This is a super easy to make and a great budget-friendly recipe due to the addition of mushrooms, which allows for less ground beef. My family loves this meal anytime of year. Once you see how easy it is to make Sloppy Joes, you’ll never use those highly processed, salt- and preservative-laden packets again.
    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    20minutes
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    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    20minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1tablespoon olive oil
    • 1pound lean ground beef or buffalo
    • 8ounce crimini or white mushrooms
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 small can tomato paste
    • 2tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 3tablespoon agave syrup or honey, divided
    • 2tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2teapsoon sea salt, divided
    • 1/2teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 whole grain hamburger rolls
    • 4 ears of corn, shucked
    • 1 bag coleslaw mix
    • 1/2cup Greek yogurt
    • 2tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    Instructions
    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and brown for about 3-4 minutes.
    2. While the beef browns, place the mushrooms in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
    3. Add the mushrooms, onion and garlic to the beef. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes until onions are tender. Add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, 2 tablepsoons agave or honey, and the Worcestershire sauce. Season with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until liquid is evaporated.
    4. Serve by spooning 1 cup onto the bottom side of bun. Top with top halves.
    5. While making the Sloppy Joe mixture, bring a pot of water to boil; add the corn and cook for 4-5 minutes until corn is tender, but still crisp.
    6. To make the coleslaw: combine the slaw mix, Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar in a serving bowl. Adjust with salt, pepper, and agave or honey to taste.
    Recipe Notes

    The coleslaw is great as a side, but try it on top of the Sloppy Joe mix for a tangy, crunchy condiment.

    For additional zest, add a splash or two of hot sauce to the Sloppy Joe mixture just before serving.

    I love to use buffalo meat, which is lean, hormone- and pesticide-free, and grass-fed. You may substitute ground beef or even ground turkey (if your diet restricts red meat).

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