I like to have fun with old classics like Sloppy Joe’s. My guys like it, and I can make it fairly lean so I don’t feel at all bad about serving it. Plus, it’s not much more difficult than opening a can of Sloppy Joe sauce but I can control what goes into this. When your baby is eating meat purees, this is also a good one to make extra and use for Sloppy Joes and Sweet Potato Puree.
Serve with Curried Sweet Potato Fries and buttered peas for a new twist on an old classic.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
1/2 cup beer
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
dill pickle chips or Dilled, Pickled Cucumber Chips
Onion rolls or jalapeno corn bread
Heat oil in a large skillet and brown ground beef. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic, and saute until tender. If making some for baby too, remove now and set aside. Then add Worchestershire, beer, tomato sauce, thyme, cumin, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve on onion rolls, topped with pickles.