Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sloppy Joes

Don't buy the canned stuff when you can make it yourself!  These Sloppy Joes are so easy to make.  You can substitute ground turkey or chicken if you don't want to use beef too.  I served these Sloppy Joes in wraps instead of the typical buns.  I topped them with shredded cheddar cheese and some spring lettuce mix.  They are filling and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.  Enjoy!


Sloppy Joes

1 pound ground beef
1 carrot, diced
½ onion, diced
¾ cup ketchup
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic, granulated or powder
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper


In a medium pan over medium-high heat, add ground beef, onion and carrot.  Cook until beef is browned.  Drain liquids (fat). 

Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, garlic and mustard.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4 to 6.