Monday, June 18, 2012

Sloppy Joe Wraps {Recipe}

Since we are in BBQ season, I wanted to create my own, healthy BBQ Sauce.  There are BBQ sauces you can find at the store that are pretty healthy, but I am all about controlling what ingredients go into my food.

As I was in the kitchen creating, I thought "Damn!  This would be a GREAT sauce for Sloppy Joes."

Guess what??

I was RIGHT!!


1/2 onion
2 6oz. cans organic tomato paste
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. liquid smoke {hickory flavor worked GREAT}
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
Stevia to taste {I used one small packet}
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup organic chicken broth

Chop 1/2 onion into small pieces {I just threw into my mini food processor and pulsed a few times}.  Throw onion into a medium sauce pot and a splash of water or chicken broth.  Saute onion on med-high heat for a few minutes until soft.  Turn heat down to low while you add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the chicken broth to the pot.  Mix together, then turn heat back up to med-high.  Bring to a boil, while stirring every minute or so.  Lower heat, add chicken broth and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Turn heat off and remove pot from heat source.  Let cool for about 10-20 minutes, then pour into a glass jar to keep in your refrigerator.

If you want to make this a little more BBQ saucy, add another 1/2 cup or so of chicken broth.

I let it sit in the fridge for 2 days for the flavor to strengthen.

When you are ready to make your Sloppy Joes, here's what to do.

Brown 1 - 1.5 pounds of ground beef with some chopped onions.  When meat is about halfway cooked, pour in the Sloppy Joe Sauce and mix well.  Let cook for another 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once meat is cooked, take a clean lettuce leaf... 

...and spoon some of the mix into it.

Enjoy every bite, because these will not last long if you need to share with others.

                         But I guess it IS nice to share with others!


  1. That looks awesome! Nice creation :)

  2. Oh YUM!!! I love this. I AM TOTALLY making this.
    Ah I am sooo hungry..I want one now. LOL :)

  3. Yummy looking. Adding this to my menu for next week. :)

  4. Delish!!

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