Plus a Few Ideas for Optional Toppings and a Perfect 10 Sloppy Joes Sauce Recipe
Krusteaz Gluten-Free flour and gluten-free mixes are some of my favorite things in the world. I’m THRILLED to see them popping up in grocery stores everywhere. The cornbread mix makes perfect, perfect, perfect cornbread and corn muffins each and every single time. I’ve added jalapenos to the mix many times and it’s always phenomenal.
One day last week, I made Sloppy Joes for supper. If I don’t happen to have gluten free rolls or bread on hand, I’ll often put the Sloppy Joe Sauce in a gluten-free flour tortilla, corn tortilla, or simply place it on a bed of lettuce and top the whole shebang with onions and pickles. We actually had some Sloppy Joe Sauce left the next night and since it’s so darn delicious, I didn’t want to waste it.
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!
Special Note About the Sloppy Joe Sauce
At the bottom, I’ll give you my favorite Sloppy Joe Sauce Recipe but you could, of course use any Sloppy Joe Sauce you wanted to use. Heck, if time was of the essence, you could even use Manwich or Sloppy Joe Sauce out of a can. I won’t tell a soul.
If you’re a vegetarian like one of my daughters, Brittany, you could use Boca Crumbles instead of ground beef. Still delicious!
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Diced Onion
- Pickle Slices
- You could also add garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms – whatever combo your heart desires. However, I wanted the prominent flavors to be the cornbread and Sloppy Joes, so I proceeded with a modest attitude.
Perfect 10 Gluten-Free Sloppy Joe Sauce Recipe
2 pounds grass-fed beef or Laura’s Lean Beef
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/2 cups Heinz Ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2-1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- Place the butter in a hot skillet (on medium heat), followed by the 2 pounds of ground beef, the onion, and the peppers. After the beef has browned, drain and return to the skillet.
- Move the heat to medium low and add the garlic powder, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, and salt and pepper.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes. Don’t let it boil – be sure it just simmers.
- Taste what you’ve created and (if needed) add a little more salt, pepper, tomato paste… whatever you think it may need more of! At this point, I don’t believe I have ever added anything to the sauce, but you do you.