Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sloppy Joes

Do you have any go-to meals that you can make when you haven't been smart about planning ahead? Sloppy Joes are definitely one of those meals for me. In a pinch, I'll use Manwich, which is MSPI-friendly, but homemade Sloppy Joes definitely taste better than the canned sauce.

I adapted this recipe from My Favorites. I cut the recipe in half and substituted plain tomato sauce for the tomato soup. (By the way, canned tomato soup is usually MSPI-friendly, I just prefer using tomato sauce.)

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
2 tbsp. ketchup
1-1/2 tsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp. MSPI-friendly Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
MSPI-friendly hamburger buns

Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, stirring to crumble. Add the celery, cover the pan, and cook until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Drain off any grease.

Stir in the onions, tomato sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce into the beef mixture. Season with salt and garlic powder. Heat to a simmer over low heat, and cook until thoroughly heated and onions are tender, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning on the bottom. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Spoon the hot beef mixture onto buns and serve.


Christina said...

This was my first MSPI meal made and it was delicious! Thank you for your site. It made a hard transition a little easier.

Barb said...

Do you have a brand of worcestershire sauce you recommend? I have read the labels of every bottle at Target and HyVee. Let me know if you've had success with one. Thanks!

Andrea said...

I use Lea & Perrins. A-1 sauce also makes a good substitute for Worcestershire.

Barb said...

I've tried Lea & Perrins and she cannot tolerate it. After doing some research, it sounds like there may be soy in the 'natural flavor.' I will try A-1. Thank you!