Sloppy Joe over Sweet Potatoes

 I must admit for the longest I was not a red meat eater.  I still don’t eat steaks but I have grown to enjoy grass fed ground beef whether it is in the form a burger or just chopped up in a tasty dish.  While at my last physical I was told that I am in awesome physical health (thanks Beachbody & Shakeology!) and my HDL (good cholesterol) outweighs my LDL (bad cholesterol) I was also told that I am anemic!  GASP!!  Now I have always been borderline anemic but this time my doctor said he didn’t understand how I was still walking around without getting winded because the size of my red blood cells were so small!  WHAT?!  But I feel fine I said!  I even teach INSANITY LIVE classes a few times week?!  But something needed to be done!  While I eat spinach everyday along with broccoli it wasn’t enough…I needed red meat!  Or my other option was to get an IV drip of iron!  ummm…no thanks! 
So I started buying grass fed beef and made burgers to start with.  Then I found this recipe for sloppy joes!  I remember as a kid growing up loving sloppy joes in those big rolls!  I started to feel nostalgic for this old comfort food but of course I had to clean it up…a lot!  
I swapped the white starchy roll for a more complex carb with the sweet potato. Added in chopped onions, mushrooms and carrots with some tomato sauce and oh man was this tasty!!  I had some leftover broccoli so I added that on top too – you know extra iron!  This has been added to my dinner rotation this winter as it is such a warm and comforting meal – but healthy! I highly recommend using grass fed beef if you can find it.  Not only is it better for you but so much juicer too!  My secret seasoning for almost everything these days is Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute!  It has everything in it but salt.  I do add in my own pink Himalayan sea salt though which is the good salt so no worries – still use sparingly.

Plus this is Whole 30 friendly! 
As always, if you give this a try let me know!  
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In good health…..Cherise
 
 
 
 

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe's

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb grass fed or organic ground beef
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz can no sugar added chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute
  • S&P to taste
  • cup water if too thick

Instructions
 

  • 1 Cook sweet potatoes in preheated oven at 425F for about 45 minutes or in the microwave for 7-10 minutes. Be sure to poke holes all over with a fork before cooking.
  • 2 Heat a medium size skillet over medium heat-high heat. Add the meat and seasoning to the pan cooking and breaking up the meat into smaller pieces.
  • 3 Add in the onion, garlic, mushrooms and carrots to the pan.
  • 4 Reduce the heat to medium heat and add in the red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • 5 Continue cooking another 5 minutes mixing thoroughly.
  • 6 Add in tomato sauce, paste and water if needed. Stir to combine.
  • 7 Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until carrots are fork tender (15-20 minutes)
  • 8 Cut sweet potatoes in half and top with ½ cup of meat.
  • 9 I use a half of potato per serving to get 4.
  • 10 Enjoy!

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