Farmer’s Market Sloppy Joe’s

Here is a family favorite comfort food- made a little healthier by using farm fresh and local ingredients straight from the farmer’s market.  

I used the Better Homes and Garden classic recipe but used farm fresh local ingredients like :

– a beautiful red onion

– fresh green pepper

– local grass-fed (no grains!) beef

– all natural Worcestershire sauce (read the ingredient list)

– organic tomato sauce

– wheat buns (or make your own!)

Top with fresh red onion, tomato and green leaf lettuce. Raw sugar snap peas make a great substitute for french fries

I’ve never actually made homemade sloppy joe’s, usually opting for the easy canned variety, but these were so much better!  And the cooking will fill your kitchen with wonderful yummy aromas! Enjoy!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ferdinandfelix
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:56:44

    Looks very delicious…Thanks for sharing this.


  2. Walking The Rough Road
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 22:16:16

    Nothin like homemade 100% all natural goodness! Was the meat expensive or comparable to store bought? Hubby and I would prefer grass fed beef to the grain fed. Because of our Blood types we need not only meat in our diet but better, wholesome, healthier meat.


    • thegentlehome
      Mar 25, 2012 @ 00:05:15

      True I think everyone needs more wholesome meat. I heard anytime grain is introduced into their diet, the quality of nutrition of the meat immediately goes down. It was more expensive, but not by much, as far as the ground beef goes. But actually she said if I bought 2 pounds at that time (which i did) I could get it for 5/lb which I think is very affordable. At HEB the grass fed beef (at the counter) was 8/lb.


  3. Kate
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 20:24:00

    How wonderful to find a great recipe for Sloppy Joe’s at last; we don;t have them here in the UK and I’d come to think of them as a guilty pleasure only to be experienced when travelling in North America – great to have a healthy and delicious-sounding recipe to try… thanks!


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