Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sloppy Joe

Like many people this time of year I've decided to start *eating healthy: no refined sugar, no processed foods, no alcohol. But not yet. Not before I get in some good, bad food. Like a gosh darn sloppy joe.

(*I'm not going on a diet really, I just feel like I need to detox a bit from the many alcoholic drinks, sugary treats and restaurant meals I've indulged in over the past month -- more on this on Monday, when it all starts)

Though, I guess you could say I've already begun my health kick -- I used bison meat after all. I've talked about the benefits of bison here before, but the take away is that there's less saturated fat than beef and I have yet to hear about a bison being injected with hormones. Then again, I think the ketchup in the recipe slaps the dish right back into the non-healthy category.

I adapted mine slightly from one I discovered on recipezaar.

Sloppy Joe's (gluten-free, dairy-free)

2 lb ground bison meat
1 onion, chopped
8 oz of crushed canned tomatoes
3 tbs worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbs brown sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tbs chili powder
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste

Brown the bison and onion together in a pan on medium high heat. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix. And simmer for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Serve on it's own or on a gluten-free roll. I used Gramma Mill's gluten-free roll mix (they were delicious fresh out of the oven)

I also served it with a side of my kale salad


Kate said...

Yum! Those look awesome. You are making them for me!

And if you want to avoid ketchup, try replacing it with a few tablespoons of tomato paste, and a little more brown sugar and vinegar, and see if you like the results. I'll happily be your guinea pig.

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Ricki said...

Sloppy Joes do sound really good! And of course your "tester" in the background looks more than happy to help out ;)

Liz said...

Yes, ma'm. I'll make 'em anytime. And I will surely try your tip. Great call, sistah.

Anything meat-related he is all about, Ricki! That dog needs more veggies in his diet. Though he does love sweet potatoes.