Monday, May 30, 2011

Clean Eating Sloppy Joes

CE Reader kx59 asked for it - Clean Eating Sloppy Joe recipes!

I've got 2 good ones for you.

 Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces ground sirloin - organic beef 
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages presliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added organic tomato paste , with some extra in reserve to make it saucier if need be
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add beef; cook for 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
  • 2. While beef cooks, place mushrooms in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to pan; cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through salt) to pan; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates. Stir in pepper and hot sauce. Spoon about 1 cup beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; top with top halves of buns.

And those buns shown above are NOT clean! 

    The second one comes from our friend Tiffany over at the The Gracious Pantry who seemingly read my mind when she posted this recipe just a few days ago! If you like your sloppy joes with a ketchup-y taste ( and some do! ) you'll like Tiffany's recipe. Please click on the link to jump to Tiffany's recipe for Clean Eating Sloppy Joes