I’ve been eating like crap this last week or so… mostly out of laziness. I just haven’t been able to talk myself into making food in the few hours of free time I have everyday. It’s now time to get back on a respectable diet and the best way to do that is to make sure that everything I eat is something I’ve made. It’s just a lot easier to monitor what I’m eating when I know what IT is.
No more slow-carb (although it works), I’m just going to eat properly and exercise more frequently. Starting off with something you wouldn’t associate with healthy.. the Sloppy Joe.
You’re safe to throw whatever vegetables you have on hand in a pan with a smidgen of olive oil… which in my case is onions and green peppers (the cheapest of veggies). Just cook and crumble the beef until it is browned.
Then add the sauce which consists of tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, chili powder, mustard powder, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Once it is mixed up, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes (stirring occasionally). It will thicken up into that familiar sloppy joe-esque texture.
Then it’s just a matter of throwing it on a perfectly toasted whole wheat bun and eating it alongside something else that isn’t horrible for you.
I’ve been eating these for lunch the last few days… much better than the crap I was having before and just barely over $1.00 per sandwich (considering the deals I got at the store this week).
A mostly healthy (extra meaty) Sloppy Joe with just the right amount of peppers and onions.
Brown beef with onions and peppers over medium high heat, crumbling the beef as it cooks.
Mix remaining ingredients (except for the rolls obviously) in a large bowl. Pour over beef and mix well then cover and cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once it gets to the thickness you're after, remove from heat and serve over toasted buns.