Tag Archives: Ground Beef

Easy Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I formulated to be similar to the sloppy joes that my grandmother has made for our family. It also is one that my husband asks me to make at least once a month and can be eaten a few different ways. While you can eat this on a gluten free roll or bread, my favorite way to eat this is over brown rice. I also sometimes serve this with veggies and oven baked fries and eat it on its own. Here is the recipe:

Easy Sloppy Joes – Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place ground beef and diced onion into a large pan.
  2. Season ground beef and diced onion with black pepper.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion on medium heat, should take about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Drain the excess fat using a strainer and place ground beef and onions back into the pan.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the sloppy joes are at a consistency that you like, serve and enjoy! If they end up too sloppy, simmer the sloppy joes uncovered for a few minutes.

Easy Sloppy Joes

Beef Mole Chili

With the weather being snowy, cold, and icy here lately, I have been doing a lot of hot, comforting meals. Many of those meals have been simple to put together ones such as this chili. Been keeping the meals simple and healthy with the holiday season being a busy time for me and my husband. This easy to make medium heat chili is a standard beef and black bean chili with a twist. The twist is that this chili has slight cocoa undertones from the cocoa powder added to the chili and I added corn to the chili. Here is the recipe:

Beef Mole Chili – Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 2 14 oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion (about 1/2 an onion)
  • 2 Tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen or canned corn (drain and rinse corn if using canned corn)

Directions:

  1. Put ground beef into a large saucepan and cook ground beef on medium heat until the beef is mostly brown, about 5-7 minutes. Drain beef if needed.
  2. Add diced and rotel tomatoes into the pan.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cocoa powder.
  4. Add in black beans, onions, and corn.
  5. Stir everything together and lower the heat to a low-medium heat.
  6. Simmer chili on low-medium heat for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy! This chili is great on its own or topped with cheese, cilantro and/or sour cream. This is also great served over gluten free pasta, rice, or with gluten free biscuits, or cornbread.

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