Ditch the store-bought can of sauce and make this easy Homemade Bison Sloppy Joe recipe with no additives, preservatives, salt or sugar.
- 1 lb ground bison
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 8 ounces crushed tomatoes (I used Cento for the lowest sugar and sodium content)
- 1 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 2 Tablespoons Heinz 57
- 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- ¾ teaspoon pepper
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook bison until brown.
- Add onions and garlic.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables begin to become tender.
- Stir in the Heinz 57, crushed tomatoes, and seasonings.
- Mix thoroughly and simmer for 8-12 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
This dish was one of the last things I cooked while on my weight loss challenge. Serving it with Ezekiel “English” muffins made them out of this world. (ok, I know the photo doesn’t have an Ezekiel muffin, but I didn’t want to waste one for a photo shoot. They were my prized possession.)
I was grasping onto my last chance for culinary creativity given the “list of ingredients” that fit into this stinking weight loss challenge. How in the world I managed to come up with this low salt, low sugar version of Sloppy Joe’s is beyond me. Technically, a Sloppy Joe is known for its sweet tangy flavor. I compromised here by using a dash of 57 sauce to achieve the tang I was so longing to taste.
Replacing ground beef with Bison for this recipe is also perfect because well, Bison! No really, Bison is not a grainy and ground beef. It’s leaner and has much more flavor that 93/7 ground beef.
Next time you are in the meat department grab the Bison and give it a try. I promise that once you go Bison you will rather fight than switch.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.