Man Meals #1- Sloppy Joes
Recently, I was checking out the list of participants who were signed up for our live cooking event with local cookbook author, Liza Baker, and what I saw inspired this article.
As I scanned the names of those who had enrolled in this event, it was fair to say that the men were GREATLY underrepresented on the roster. In fact, there was only one guy signed up (atta way Calvin, not afraid to pick up some cooking skills!).
Here’s the deal guys, just because it’s not grilling season doesn’t mean we
pack up our utensils and rely on others to feed us. If you are like me, you take pride in providing the best experiences for your family, and many of those experiences are going to come at the dinner table. If you fancy yourself a provider, wouldn’t it be great to provide your family with delicious, nutritious meals that you prepared? Join me (and Calvin), and represent the guys who know cooking is one of the most important skills a man can posses. With that in mind, a great place to start would be with our Man Meal #1, a killer Sloppy Joe.
2lbs ground beef (preferably grass fed)
1 onion, diced small enough so your kids cant i.d. it.
2 stalks of celery, diced small enough so your kids can’t i.d. it.
1/2 green or red pepper, diced small enough so your kids can’t i.d. it.
1 12oz can of tomato sauce
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1. In a cast iron skillet (which every man should own) brown the ground beef. If there are pools of fat, drain it so there is just a tablespoon or 2 left. Remove meat from pan and set it aside.
2. Toss the veggies into the pan and stir them until they soften up (about 5 min). Add the rest of the ingredients, and once the sauce simmers, add the cooked ground beef back into the pan. Simmer everything together until it thickens up, about 5-10 minutes.
3. Serve Sloppy Joes on a bun with your favorite veggie on the side (roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots go great with this). If you want to skip the processed carbs, serve the meat over a hand full of greens or some roasted spaghetti squash.
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