On cold nights (much like the ones we have had recently) bumming on the sofa watching a scary movie with my sister is the way to go. But there is one thing missing… some delicious comfort food. But a lot of the times when you think of the phrase “comfort food” you think unhealthy. I am not a big believer in diets, I believe in eating what you want in moderation while maintaing an overall healthy lifestyle. So with that said, if I want a sloppy joe, I’m going to eat a sloppy joe. This “Not So Sloppy, Sloppy Joe” does not contain a lot of high fat. Instead of adding olive oil and ketchup like many sloppy joe recipes, I simply stuck with the basics.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Bell Pepper (I’d suggest red, yellow or orange.)
- 1/2 Purple Onion
- 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
- 1 clove Garlic
- 3 Tbsp Steak Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tomato Paste (You’ll need at least three tablespoons)
- 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Steak Seasoning
What To Do:
- In a medium temp. skillet brown ground beef. Once finished, take off heat and place to the side.
- Chop Bell Pepper, Onion, and Garlic. Once chopped put into skillet with browned ground beef. Place back onto the stove at a high heat.
- After adding vegetables, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, steak sauce, steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce.
- While cooking add extra tomato paste if it becomes too “soupy.”
- Cook until vegetables are no longer crunchy (30-45 minutes), and flavors begin blend completely.
- Serve on buns and enjoy! (Get rid of unnecessary calories with wheat bread. Simply carve the inside of the bread out so it forms a boat shape!)