Sweet and Tangy Sloppy Joes

I love sloppy joes! It's a yummy hearty family favorite! The sweet and tangy flavors in this recipe are amazing and really balances out! Serve it as a fresh lettuce wrap, over cauliflower rice, in a salad, or on top of cauliflower flat breads for great low carb options. Either way, it's delicious!

The sweetness comes from Walden Farms syrup which is a great replacement for honey or maple syrup while you are trying to watch your waistline. The tang is from the yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar. If you are a fan of Carolina mustard bbq sauce, you need to try this recipe!

I am a big sloppy joes fanatic! They are so yummy so I was extremely excited to find this recipe at Masonfit.com. With some slight modifications, it is approved for the Medifast or Optavia plan! Check out his site for some delicious healthy recipes! 

I started off browning the ground beef in a skillet. Then added the sauce and stirred until combined. Heated on low for 4 to 5 min or until heated thoroughly.

They are wonderful as lettuce wraps!

But not without adding cheese first! Cheese on everything! Or eat it straight from a bowl! Topped with cheese of course!

Also try it with the Cali'flour Foods Flatbreads! Use Code Sandy to save 10% off and click the link below!

Bake the flatbreads at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 min. Then use them as as taco shells! 

Divide the recipe below into 3 servings. Each serving would then provide 2/3 Lean with 2 Condiments. The flatbreads count as 1/3 Lean and 2 Greens so add 1 more Green to complete your Lean and Green meal! Enjoy!

Sweet and Tangy Sloppy Joes

8.75 oz 93% lean ground beef, cooked and drained of fat (1 and 3/4 Lean)
1/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (1/4 Lean)
Or use 10 oz of lean ground beef if omitting cheese

For the Sauce:
3 tbsp reduced sugar ketchup (3 Condiments)
1 tbsp yellow mustard (1 Condiment)
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (1/8 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms pancake syrup (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 tsp chili powder (1 Condiment)
1/8 tsp salt (1/2 Condiment)

Brown ground beef in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Drain fat and measure out 8.75 oz. Return to skillet. Save the rest for another use.

Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour sauce over ground beef. Heat skillet over low heat. Stir until combined. Continue cooking for 4 to 5 min or until heated thoroughly stirring often.

Divide mixture in half and top each portion with 2 tbsp cheese.

Makes 2 Servings
Each serving provides
1 Lean and 3 Condiments
(Add 3 Greens to make a complete Lean and Green meal)

Want to serve these with the Cali'flour Foods flatbreads? 
Divide the recipe into 3 servings instead of 2 servings. Each serving will provide 2/3 Lean with 2 Condiments. The flatbreads count as 1/3 Lean and 2 Greens so add 1 more Green to complete your Lean and Green meal!

Don't want cheese? 
Use 10 oz of cooked 93% lean ground beef as 2 Leans.

Want to enjoy a Chobani zero sugar yogurt later in the day? 
Leave out the cheese. Use 8.3 oz cooked 93% lean ground beef which counts as 1 and 2/3 Lean while the yogurt counts as 1/3 leanest.

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