Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sloppy Joe Makeover (hint: it's a casserole)

Whether or not you loved sloppy joes as a kid (my husband) or dreaded them (me), this recipe is a winner all around! I've cleaned it up by replacing noodles with cauliflower rice and the loads of cheese with a sprinkle of non-dairy "cheese" and it's sooooo yummy and comforting.

E.H. Fitness Sloppy Joe Makeover

What you need: 

  • 2 bags frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1.5 lbs lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2/ tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard (or yellow from the fridge)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 TBSP coconut aminos (or if you don't have that on hand, Worcestershire)
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1/2 cup dairy free cheese (I like it with "mozzarella")

What you do: 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375
  2. Put frozen cauliflower rice in microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 6 minutes
  3. Brown the ground meat
  4. Drain meat and set aside
  5. In same skillet that you browned the meat, add the green pepper, carrots, onion and garlic and sauté for about 8 minutes or until the green pepper starts to soften
  6. Stir back in the meat, mustard, tomato sauce, coconut aminos, honey and add 1 1/2 cup water
  7. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for about 7 minutes
  8. Mix in the cauliflower rice
  9. Lightly grease an 9 x 13 baking pan and pour the mixture into it
  10. Top with "cheese"
  11. Bake for 25 minutes or so until the cheese is melted and the edges are brown.
  12. Serve with fresh veggies!

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