Day 96: I hit it out of the park tonight with this recipe! I was just telling you all yesterday that I’m not normal. Or was that the day before? Whichever it was, I am kind of strange and “ordinary” things don’t always appeal to me. Sloppy joes for instance are one of them. It could be because I never had them growing up. Believe it or not I did not have my first sloppy joe until college. I think it’s because they’re kind of boring. The kids and my husband like them however so I force myself to make them a few times a year.
So there I was this afternoon at the grocery store with my son when he asked to get a pineapple to make smoothies. Sounded great to me so we picked one out. Obviously I don’t need an entire pineapple for a couple of smoothies though so what was I going to do with the rest? That’s when inspiration struck. Of course! Put it in the sloppy joes! The rest is history and I am a new fan of sloppy joes now! This one is going into the regular recipe rotation and will possibly appear at the next potluck I’m invited to. Serve over biscuits, buns, or rice.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- ½ lb ground sausage
- ¼-1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- ½ pineapple, chopped (eyeballing it I would say mine made about 2 cups chopped)
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 can tomato paste, 6 oz
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup water
- In large pan brown ground beef and sausage. Drain & return to pan. Stir in onions, garlic, and pineapple. Cook 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine.
- Cook on a low simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
- Serve on GF buns, over biscuits, or over rice. I was lazy tonight and used Udi's gluten free whole grain hamburger buns that I spread with butter & a little sprinkle of garlic powder and toasted under my broiler.