Main Dish

Sloppy Joes

Or Janes.  Whatever you decide to call these, they are delicious and as American as IMG_1755baseball and apple pie!  I never used to really like Sloppy Joes until I received this version from a friend.  The seasonings and vegetables come together to make a great tasting mixture that can be served on a bun or even on top of rice.

With school starting soon and all the activities that come with it, this is a great make ahead meal.  Easily prepared earlier in the day, it can be doubled or even tripled in order to stock the freezer.  In fact, Sunday of this week I served it for lunch and then reheated to serve to friends after church in the evening.

Originally this recipe called for ketchup.  And although I used organic it made a very sweet main dish.  I thought we would enjoy it just as well by replacing the ketchup with tomato sauce.  My husband actually likes it better.  As always, it’s best to start with grass fed beef and organic vegetables.  With the addition of some sliced cucumbers, strips of red bell peppers, and watermelon, you have a simple easy meal for those hectic evenings.

Enjoy and I hope you take the opportunity to stock to make extra for the freezer!

Sloppy Joes
Author: Let’s Eat
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 t dried oregano or more
  • 1/4 t dried rosemary or more
  • 1/2 c organic ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c crushed tomato
  • 2 T Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Worchestershire sauce (I use Wizards)
  1. Brown meat.
  2. Add peppers and onion.
  3. Cook until vegetables are soft.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer about 10 minutes (or longer to develop flavor).
  5. Serve on buns or rice.


2 thoughts on “Sloppy Joes

    1. I hope you like it that way! We are enjoying ours with less sweetness. It may take a bit of getting used to, especially if your kids are eating it! Thanks for taking the time to comment!


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