Make THIS, Not THAT!: Sloppy Joes


homemade sloppy joe on bun with steak fries on plate

Did you eat Sloppy Joes growing up?  If you live in America, chances are you’ve had at least one.  They (supposedly) were invented here as a sandwich consisting of beef, onions, tomato sauce and some spices.

The sloppy part?  Well, if you’ve ever had one that part is pretty evident.   The best part about eating them is not putting it down but letting is slop and drip all over the plate, only to scoop that up with the bun too!

The can is unmistakable and is was a lifesaver for moms all around.  Just brown some beef and pour the sauce on top and dinner is served.

But unfortunately there are chemicals added to that nice sweet sauce to enable it to sit on the shelf, like HFCS.  If you combine that with mass produced ground beef from your supermarket you are adding even more chemicals to your body, like pesticides and antibiotics.

What to do?  Make this instead!



Ingredients (19):

Tomato(es) Pureee (Water, Tomato Paste), Corn Syrup High Fructose, Vinegar Distilled, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% or less of the following:  (Salt, Sugar, Onion(s) Dehydrated, Pepper (s) Bell Red Dehydrated, Pepper(s) Bell Green Dehydrated, Pepper(s) Chili, Tomato(es) Fiber, Spice(s), Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Garlic Dehydrated, Carob Gum, Flavor(s) Natural

High Fructose Corn Syrup – I’m not really sure why there is HFCS in … well wait, yes I am.  It’s to sweeten a product and the HFCS can sit indefinitely on a shelf.  But what’s most alarming is that it’s the SECOND ingredient is our Sloppy Joe sauce and the FOURTH!!!  My recipe has 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, TOTAL!?!!?

Natural Flavors – “The FDA does not require companies to disclose ingredients of color or flavor additives so long as all the chemicals in them are considered by the agency to be GRAS (“generally recognized as safe”) enabling companies to maintain secrecy of formulas. It also hides the fact that flavors often contain more ingredients than the foods to which they give taste.”

PLEASE do yourself, your body, your families bodies good by avoiding packaged products that are LOADED with unwanted sugars and chemicals to MAKE UP a flavor.  It is now coming to light just how harmful these substances really are to us.

After you try my Sloppy Joes, I’d love to hear your feedback!  Just leave a comment below!  Thanks!

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