My dad had some leftover ground beef that he wasn’t going to use so he generously donated it to me (thanks dad). So, I went searching for a beef recipe on my recipe document. There were two that I have tried before and loved but nothing I hadn’t tried yet. I guess I don’t crave a ton of ground beef recipes. However, I do love steak recipes.
When I cook with ground beef I like to do stuffed peppers or sloppy joe’s. Today, my soul was leaning towards sloppy joe’s. I wanted something filling and that meant eating a bun. Yum carbs! All I needed to complete the recipe was some tomato paste. I ran to the store to get it and I was ready to go. It’s kind of weird that I was craving this warm and filling meal. Hm, maybe it’s because it won’t fricken stop raining in JUNE.
Check out these sprouted whole grain burger buns I bought from Silver Hills at Fresh Thyme. Their grains are sprouted by soaking them in water in a controlled environment until they sprout. You can read more about this on their website.
Why I’m a fan of buying sprouted products:
- Sprouting breaks down starch making them are easier to digest.
- Increases the amount and bioavailability of vitamins and nutrients.
- Decreases phytic acid, an antinutrient, which blocks the absorption of calcium, iron and zinc.
- Other new research indicate some sprouted grains may fight diseases like diabetes and depression.
Here’s Rachel’s recipe: “Not Your Average Sloppy Joe’s” (I did not motify anything):
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1/3 cup ketchup (I used Tessemae’s)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1-2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
- 3-4 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp pink salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 4 hamburger buns (I used Silver Hills)
Mmm. All the goodies whipped up into sloppy joe’s.
- Brown the meat in oil for about 3 minutes on medium heat. Then add the onion, bell pepper and mushroom. Cook for 3-5 more minutes.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
- Toast your buns and serve!