Sloppy Joe's are a kid favorite at my house. I have to admit that I grew up eating Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and served it to my own kids. What's wrong with Manwich, right? Unfortunately, it is not GAPS legal for a couple of reasons. First, it contains high fructose corn syrup. Second, it is sold in a BPA lined can.
So what's a mom to do? Find a recipe and make it herself.
Here's the basic recipe that I use:
GAPS Legal Sloppy Joes
My kids love this! Although the first time that I made it, they picked around the peppers. The next time I made it I made the sauce separate from the ground beef so that I could puree it before adding it to the beef. Worked like a charm! I saute the onions, peppers, and garlic with ghee in a skillet. Then I mix this mixture along with the other ingredients for the sauce into a food processor to puree it. Then I just brown my ground beef in the same pan and stir in the add the sauce once the meat is cooked thoroughly. No more chunks and kid approved! I typically serve this with these Coconut Flour Biscuits or Paleo Sandwich Rounds and a green vegetable. In order to avoid BPA, I made this recipe with Bionature Strained Tomatoes which is sold in a glass jar.