sloppy j’s

sloppy joe with a side of Carrot and Pineapple salad

sloppy joe with a side of Carrot and Pineapple salad

sloppy j’s

3 servings

net carbohydrates    23g.per serving including the bun!

 Notes: I know it is not always possible to have your butcher grind a lean piece of beef for you but especially in this recipe it does make a difference. Packaged beef has a high water content.

Most of the carbohydrates come from the bread you serve this on.

Unlike regular Sloppy Joe’s, you will need a knife and fork to eat this.

1 – medium onion (sweet if possible),sliced thinly

2 – Tbsp. olive oil

¾ – pound lean ground beef

2 – cloves of garlic grated

1 – Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1- Tbsp. cider vinegar

2 – Tbsp. tomato paste

1 – Tbsp. Dijon mustard

½ – cup tomato sauce

¼ – cup dry red wine (optional)

¼ – cup beef stock (1/2 cup if you don’t use the wine)

4 – tsp. granulated sugar substitute (or equivalent)

salt and pepper to taste

*Tabasco sauce (start with 2-3 drops and increase as you like to add heat)

(optional) I love sautéed mushrooms and add ½ cup to this recipe

 

HOW TO PREPARE THE RECIPE:

Over medium high heat, cook the onions until lightly browned. Add the ground beef and cook until well browned. If there is a lot of liquid, spoon out as much as you can before proceeding.

Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add ALL the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. *TASTE NOW to adjust the amount of Tabasco sauce in the recipe.

Cook over high heat to boil away any excess liquid. You want this thick so it does not drown the bun. This is when I add the mushrooms

Serve over ARNOLD, PEPERRIDGE FARM OR WALMART WHOLE WHEAT SANDWICH THINS or JOSEPH’S PITA BREAD.

 

Skinny Slaw   This entire plate is 15g. carbohydrates  Who could ever eat the whole amount?
Skinny Slaw This entire plate is 15g. carbohydrates Who could ever eat the whole amount?