Sunday, January 2, 2011

Smokey Homemade Sloppy Joes.

I am a procrastinator. Trying to figure out what to make for dinner and being clueless an hour before dinner is not uncommon for me. As it turns out, I haven't bought anything food wise the last week or so in prep for my sugar detox, so my usual planning had become even more non-existent. But I had everything to make homemade sloppy joes and some frozen veg. Dinner in a flash and super easy!


1lb turkey
Veggie stock, you can use chicken or turkey stock
1/4 of a large red onion
1 large piece of jarred roasted red bell pepper
1 garlic clove grated
1 tsp of coconut oil (you can sub butter, evoo, or veg oil)
1 cup ketchup
1 /2 tsp of brown sugar
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/8 tsp of cumin
1/8 tsp of paprika
1/8 tsp of chili powder
1/8 tsp of ground black pepper
1 tsp of mustard
Apple cider vinegar


1- Chop onions into about 1/2 half inch pieces. Cook in coconut oil until translucent. Add in enough veg stock until there is just enough to cover the bottom. Add in the uncooked turkey and crumble. Add in the grated garlic and roasted bell peppers when the turkey is half way cooked.

2- In a medium bowl, add in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, cumin, paprika, chili powder, black pepper and small dash of the apple cider vinegar. You want a little runnier consistency then just plain ketchup.

3- When the turkey is done cooking, add in the sauce and more veggie sauce to thin it out some a little more. Then allow to heat and cook on low for about five minutes. Serve on bread or buns! We add cheese but we eat cheese with practically every thing! Enjoy!

*If you like yours really sloppy, you will have to double the sauce. *

What a great way for us to use what we had on hand as we try to eat all the no-no foods the sugar detox doesn't allow.

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