Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe's


Every now and then it’s fun to eat like a kid.  Something satisfying and messy.  And since we are about to have a child I figured why not have a little fun.  Plus I’ve heard sloppy joe meat freezes well so I made a double batch.  Sloppy joe’s are definitely not the healthiest meal on the block, but I added in some carrot and celery for some veggie content.  I used grass fed beef and organic condiments.  To be honest I never really ate sloppy joe’s growing up.  My brother and I were fed a much more healthy diet and looking back this is something I truly appreciate.  So I’ve probably only made sloppy joe’s 2 or 3 times in my life.  As we sat down to eat the dish Josh mentioned how he never liked sloppy joe’s as a kid.  I couldn’t believe he let me make it if it’s something he doesn’t like.  But in the end he did enjoy my version and the added veggies is what made it for him.  We enjoyed a huge salad along side this meal, which was crucial.  I keep mentioning how I am avoiding heartburn inducing foods and this was my give in meal.  To prevent the onset I drank some apple cider vinegar both before and after eating the dish.  This helps balance out the acidity and helped my cause out in a major way!


Veggie Meat


Sloppy Joe's


Sloppy Joe’s (I made a double batch, so there would be plenty to freeze)

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • medium onion, chopped
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • s&p
  • potato sliders
  1. Brown beef, celery, carrot, and onion.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

2 thoughts on “Sloppy Joes

  1. Nancy

    I never knew Josh didn’t like sloppy joe’s growing up ;-) It was an easy dinner to prepare by this time-crunched working mom and I loved them! Anyway, I am enjoying your recent posts and you are definitely making more comfort foods in the days leading up to the baby’s arrival. Great idea to make extras to freeze so you can eat well in those first few exhausting weeks.

  2. shteyndl Post author

    You know Josh, not one to complain! But thanks Nan for the kind words. Comfort food it has been for sure. Plus they seem to be the meals that can be frozen, veggies not so much.


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