Earlier today, I thought it would be fun to make Paleo Sloppy Joes. The problem is, I didn’t really have a recipe, so kind of just winged it.
Turns out, I did a pretty good job if I do say so myself!
- 1 lb ground beef (I did grass-fed 85% lean, so there was a fair amount of fat to drain.)
- 1 medium onion
- 2 jalapenos (You can do celery or something like that if you don’t want it to be as spicy.)
- 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
- 1 14-ounce can of no salt added tomato sauce
- 1 tsp chili powder (Again, if you want it less spicy, you could do less.)
- BBQ powder (I didn’t measure, just put in until it started having a little BBQ flavor)
- “glob” of raw honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown the meat for a few minutes. I left it a little red since it was going to cook longer in my Crock Pot, but if you’re concerned about undercooked meat, go ahead and brown it.
- Drain the meat and then place at the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Chop up the onion and jalapenos and put them on top of the meat in the slow cooker.
- Dump in all of the other ingredients and then stir well.
- Put the slow cooker on warm and cook for about three to four hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
Obviously, I didn’t have true Sloppy Joes in the sense that I put the meat on a bun. Out of laziness, I just ate it straight up out of a bowl, kind of like chili. However, I bet it would be good if you put the Sloppy Joes between to pieces of iceburg lettuce, or had some coconut flour buns or bread.
Again, I love my Crock Pot, and this is another great recipe I’ll be making again!