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Monday, April 4, 2011

Sloppy Joes!

I wanted to make something fun and easy with the pound of grass-fed beef I had from Rockhouse Cattle Company (which I purchased from the North Scottsdale Farmers Market). Solution: sloppy joes! I went to my favorite cooking website,, to find this yummy recipe. I probably would have toned down the vinegar a bit, but these joes were pretty good (and full of veggies, too)!

Eating Well Sloppy Joes

8 servings, 1/2 cup each

12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
1 large onion, finely diced
2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
5 plum tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cider vinegar (I would cut this in half)
1/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz
1/4 cup ketchup
8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired


Assemble ingredients:

Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute.

Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine:

Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often.

Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns (or over steamed veggies, a baked potato, or even with brown rice!).

As my dad would say.....schlooouuuuup!


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