“Sugarless” Sloppy Joes

I wanted to make Sloppy Joes without sugar or tomato sauce. The tiny bit of ketchup is imageoptional.   I use carrots and onions in this recipe to add a little natural sweetness. This is a recipe that will serve approximately 20 adults. Freezes well.

For those with Celiac Disease serve over gluten free buns/dinner rolls.

Sugarless Sloppy Joes

4 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
2 large onions, diced  
2 tbsp. butter  
4-5 carrots, medium
2 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup ketchup optional
1 can 796 ml crushed tomatoes

Cook carrots in water until soft.  Drain.  Mash or puree.  Set aside. In large sauce pan caramelize onions in the two tablespoons butter.  Add the ground beef.  Fry until ground been is browned.  Add remaining ingredients including the mashed carrots.  Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until thickened.  If you need to thicken it up you can mix 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch in a little water and add to mixture.  Simmer for a few minutes after adding cornstarch and water.  Serve over buns.

Scrambled Eggs Bombay

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This recipe comes from my husband’s family and is well liked by all!  It’s easy to make extra for last minute guests – we  figure on 2 eggs per person .  If two extra people come add four eggs to the recipe.  It’s a easy meal to make at the last minute.

Scrambled Eggs Bombay – serves 6
12 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cream or milk
375 – 500 grams bacon, diced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 cups rice, uncooked
3 cups water
Method:
Cook 2 cups rice in 3 cups water.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on very low for 20 minutes. Or use rice cooker.

In large skillet – fry diced bacon until crisp.  Add sliced onions and fry until light brown.  Drain off excess bacon fat.
In large measuring cup mix the eggs and the cream together.  Pour over the bacon and and scramble until done.  Add the 3 tablespoons butter and the curry powder.  Mix lightly.
Serve over cooked rice or mix together before serving. Add soy sauce as desired.  If you like it a little “hotter” add a tiny bit of sambal oelek to your dish.  We usually have a salad with this.