Who doesn’t remember a good old fashioned sloppy joe from their childhood? Sloppy Joes can be made with all natural, nutritious ingredients. Easy on mom and often a favorite! This very simple recipe is tried and true, submitted by a sweet mom and friend, Jessica Fuester.
3 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 medium size bottle of ketchup
Cook the meat and onions together.
Then add all other ingredients. Cook for at least one hour, but if you have time cook for a few hours.
Once that bottle of ketchup has been emptied into the pot, fill the ketchup bottle halfway with water and add to pot.
Need to stretch this recipe into more meals? Try adding a cup or two of oats. Gluten free, adds nutrition and bulk.
Sloppy Joe = a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, sometimes various diced veggies, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. Go for the best beef you can buy, wholesome ingredients and fresh sides and you will have a wonderful feast!
1 TBS olive oil or more
1 small onion finely diced
1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded carrot
1 large celery stalk, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic minced (or pressed)
1 tsp thyme (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 1/4 (or more) ground beef, browned then added to vegetable mixture
Add: 1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup water
1 TBS worcester sauce (optional)
Add vegetables and spices
Partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened.
Serve on gluten free or whole wheat buns with a slice of cheese. Enjoy!
One word. . . .SAVORY. . .this bread is comforting and made with freshly ground barley flour. Perfect with soup and perfect as a crust for pizza. Barley is said to be good for you heart. If you add thyme, you will love it all the more.
2 cups barley flour (freshly milled)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tbl. Sucanat (organic, natural sugar)
2 tsp. Rumford baking powder (aluminum free)
1 cup almond milk or diluted coconut milk
2 tbl. Extra virgin organic olive oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium-size bowl stir the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder together.
Add milk and oil. Stir until all the flour is moistened and a smooth, stiff dough has formed. If dough is very stiff and all the flour isn’t moistened, add more milk (or water), one tablespoon at a time until a cohesive dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a stone. With the back of a spoon, form the dough into a 1/2 inch thick, 8 inch diameter loaf.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until loaf is browned.
Cut into wedges and serve while warm. Makes one 8 inchround loaf.
Try this bread plain, as a soft-crust pizza OR add thyme (1 tsp) and this is the best soup bread ever!
Soup in a bread bowl! This little treat thrilled our children. The bread is from our basic whole wheat recipe, only we added in 1 cup of whole golden flaxseed. The result was beautiful and delicious.
For the adults, we oiled the outside of oven safe soup bowls and placed the dough on the outside of each bowl. For the children, we used small mason jars. We oiled down the bottom of each jar and covered each with dough.
These took about 12 minutes at 375 degrees. After cooling, the bread pops off and is ready to use for your favorite soup!
Make a memory and create a MUCH healthier pizza than what is in the market place. Handmade pizza crust is tasty and easy to make! Use freshly milled flour and all organic ingredients. Making pizza together is a fun family activity and truly good for you!