Who’s hungry?? These babies are so easy to make, and take less than 30 minutes!! One of the best things about these, that truly make them amazing, is that they are completely homemade! Seriously.. who doesn’t love a quick meal that is also healthy for their family?
These would be great for a picnic too because it would be simple to create more than one batch. I’m sure that it would be a great hit at a party, because it was a great hit at our house! You could even make a second batch and freeze one for an even quicker meal! Re-heating should be pretty simple, and for those nights when you have a million places to be or do, then you have a healthy option rather than a yucky drive-thru.
SIMPLE HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1 1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 garlic minced cloves
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 lbs ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1 15oz can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 1/2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
hamburger buns of choice
shredded cheddar cheese to garnish (optional)
- Heat large saute pan on medium/high heat. Add olive oil. Saute carrots, onions, and garlic until onions are translucent. Remove mixture from pan and place inside a medium-sized bowl, set aside.
- Without rinsing pan, sprinkle beef with salt and brown. Add veggie mix and continue to brown meat. Once meat is cooked thru, strain off any excess fat. Keep meat and veggie mix in pan.
- Place on a medium low heat. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Simmer for 10 minutes, garnish and serve!
If you are trying to come up with some side dishes, remember.. this is supposed to be an easy meal! So some french fries, or even some homemade potato chips are a great way to finish off this menu. Or… you can make this a one dish meal! Place the sloppy joe mix into an oven safe casserole dish, add some tater tots, sprinkle some cheese on top, and put in the oven to bake for a little! Tada!
Like I said, these were a huge hit for us. So I’m sure your family or guests will love it too. And if they enjoyed this… they will love this one!!!