Better Sloppy Joes

Better Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes will probably never be served at a state dinner, but that doesn't mean that you can make a delicious, practically gourmet version yourself. Skip the spice packets and boxes of chemically laden mixes. Instead, use fresh, locally sourced ground beef, add some spices, cook, put it on a fresh, homemade bun, and savor every bite.
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serves 4 to 6
Better Sloppy Joes

Carbohydrate Counts

Carbs-per-gram ratio: 0.0731

Serving Size 95g (about 7g carbs)

Carb calculations Weight Carbs
Tomato paste 170g (26g)
Ketchup 68g (12g)
Brown sugar 12g (12g)
Net Weight 684g (50g)

* Multiply serving weight in grams by the carbs-per-gram ratio to calculate the total estimated carbs. Provided for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor for insulin dosing advice.

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • In a large saucepan, sauté garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Add ground beef and cook until only a hint of pink remains. Using the lid of the saucepan, drain fat and liquid into a glass jar for disposal.
  • ½ cup water
  • 170g / 6 ounces tomato paste (1 small can)
  • 68g / ¼ cup ketchup
  • 12g / 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Return saucepan to stove and add all other ingredients to the ground beef. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened, about 4 minutes. If mixture gets too thick, add additional water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve on homemade hamburger buns and try not to make a mess!
From . ( Adapted from Pinch My Salt.

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