I thought I liked Manwhich, but being on the fairly strict diet I’m currently on, I’m not able to have a lot of the pre-made, convenience foods that I was used to. As a result, I’ve had to start making a lot more stuff “from scratch” (meaning not out of a box). One of the quick easy meals that the whole family used to be happy to eat was sloppy joes. But what happens when you don’t have a can handy or maybe you’re trying to adhere to a more clean eating diet plan? You make them yourself, from super healthy ingredients! It’s quick, its easy, and after having these, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to pre-made. It’s that good!
What You Need
1 lb 97% lean ground beef (or the leanest that’s available at your local market)
1 cup chopped onion
1 – 6 oz can tomato paste (no sugar added)
1/2 cup of water
4 packets of stevia (or splenda or whatever sugar substitute you have available)
1 TB apple cider vinegar
2 Tb yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
What You Do
Cook meat and onion, in pan. Once meat is thoroughly cooked, add remaining ingredients in one by one and heat through. You may add more water to get the consistency you like. This makes 4 servings so you can double the recipe as needed for larger families.
The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t taste “low calorie” so even if you or some of your family members aren’t dieting, you’re still going to love it. It’s also totally approved for most clean eating and low calorie diets so you can feel like you’re not really dieting even when you really are!
What’s your favorite “healthy” recipe that makes it feel like you’re cheating? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!