Who remembers having Sloppy Joes or Manwiches as a kid?! Ok, now who remembers Adam Sandler’s Lunch Lady song from SNL?!
Due to SNL’s copyright I couldn’t find the original video with Chris Farley, but you get the gist.
I can never say “sloppy joes” without singing it in an Adam Sandler voice. Sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe, yeah!
Sloppy Joes are undoubtedly the messiest sandwich to eat ever. I don’t even know why they call it a sandwich, you totally have to eat it with a knife and fork, but that’s what makes eating one so fun – you basically have no choice but to be sloppy and get it all over your face.
Sure it’s easy to buy the canned sauce or pre-packaged mix, but it’s surprisingly quick (and so much better for you!) to make your own sauce free of glucose-fructose and corn syrup – which is just a fancy way of saying high fructose corn syrup. This dinner takes no time to whip up. You can be feeding hungry mouths in less than 30 minutes! And I bet you have most of the ingredients in your cupboard now.
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 red or green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup organic, low-sugar ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/2 Tbsp Swerve or stevia*
1 tsp molasses*
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes of Tabasco sauce (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
*Can substitute the stevia and molasses for 1-2 Tbsp of brown sugar.
Brown ground beef in a large frying pan or skillet. In a small bowl, mix together water and ketchup until combined. Once beef is browned, add onions, peppers, garlic, and ketchup/water. Stir well.Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.Makeover Recipe ~ A healthier version of the classic Sloppy Joes! Click To Tweet
Remove from heat and serve on your favourite bun. To keep things low-carb, I used a keto bun from the Keto Diet Blog. I make a big batch of these buns and freeze them. They taste just as good thawed as fresh from the oven!Enjoy – and remember, it’s OK to be “sloppy”!
Nutritional Info per serving (without bun)
227 Calories, 12g Carbs, 1g Fibre, 8g Fat, 30g Protein, 7g Sugar