Homemade (high fructose corn syrup free) Sloppy Joes
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup (high fructose corn syrup free)
1/4 cup chopped white onion
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper (red or green, whatever you have on hand)
1/2 tsp Baby Bam seasoning
1 – 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. chili powder
1 15-oz can beans (black, kidney, pinto – your choice), drained and rinsed
1 pound ground beef
2 scoops sprouted ground flaxseed (available at Costco)
Brown beef until cooked through. Drain and set aside in a separate bowl or pan. Saute garlic, onion and bell pepper in the pan (using whatever beef fat residue is left in the pan, adding a tiny bit of canola or olive oil, if necessary) until soft. Add beef and all other remaining ingredients back into the pan. Simmer until sauce reaches your desired consistency (10 – 30 minutes), stirring frequently. Stir in flaxseed just before serving and simmer 1 to 2 more minutes, until well combined.
If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait for the sauce to thicken, use only half the can of tomato sauce.