Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joes Sauce
Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1& ⅓ lbs ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 5 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 & ½ Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp unsulfured molasses
  • 1 & ½ Tbs real maple syrup (adjust amount to your liking)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • ½ tsp black ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef over medium heat in Dutch oven or a wide skillet with tall sides.
  2. Before the beef is finished browning, add the red pepper and onion and sauté until the onion turns translucent and begins to soften, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the next 13 ingredients: tomato sauce, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos, molasses, real maple syrup, Dijon mustard, allspice, sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. In simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Turn off the burner, stir in the chopped scallions.
  7. Serve over baked sweet potato halves, and garnish with chopped cilantro if you like.
Recipe by A Whole New Twist at https://awholenewtwist.com/healthy-homemade-sloppy-joes-sauce/