While I was visiting my parents in Florida, Matt and I frequented a nearby gym to get our sweat on. The gym is one of many that receives food deliveries from a Paleo meal service named Fia’s Paleo Meals. I do not eat Paleo 100% of the time, but I prefer to eat a natural diet and I love trying new healthy foods so I placed an order to try while vacationing. AAAAMAZING – I could eat the Bang Bang Chicken everyday for the rest of my life. It’s on my list of recipes to recreate, but until then I just view their weekly menu (and drool on my phone).
Recently, one of their menu items was Sloppy Joes and the picture showed it served over a half of a sweet potato. I love sweet potatoes, Matt likes Sloppy Joes, so I decided to give it a try. I started with a Rachel Ray Sloppy Joe recipe and made some modifications. It’s packed full of veggies (and your kids or husband will never know). There are several recipes online for Paleo Worcestershire sauce so this could be easily adapted to fit your dietary needs.
The recipe was well received by all… Matt ate it on buns or ravioli (which I thought was gross), I had it on sweet potatoes and maybe a spoonful cold out of the fridge. This would be great for picky families since there are multiple ways to serve it.
- Serves: 10
- Serving size: ½ cup
- Calories: 175
- Fat: 7.5
- Saturated fat: 3.1
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 10.2
- Sugar: 5.4
- Sodium: 273
- Fiber: 2.6
- Protein: 17.2
- Cholesterol: 55
- 1 pound 95% lean ground sirloin
- 12 ounce 85% lean ground bison
- 1 tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 3 medium carrots
- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Brown the beef and bison in a large skillet and add seasoned salt, crushed pepper and garlic.
- While the meat cooks, mince bell pepper, onion and carrot in a food processor. Add veggies to meat and continue to cook until veggies are tender.
- Add tomato sauce, paste and Worcestershire sauce and allow the mixture to simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
Side note, but really funny story…. I sent a picture of my creation to my group text asking if anyone would like to try it. One of the girls responded back ‘those sloppy hoes look amazing.’ I’m not sure if her phone autocorrected Joes to ‘Hoes’ or if it was a typo, but it provided hours of entertainment. In fact, our group text has been renamed ‘Sloppy Hoes’… what can I say, we are 12 and easily entertained.