My stomach can't hack peppers and onions much either. Unless I want to be up all night with a stomach ache, I kinda can't eat those store bought cans of Sloppy Joe sauce anyway. So, I started looking around for alternatives. Through a combination of a few places online, I compiled a recipe that Hubby and I both enjoy. Yes, this one gets the Hubby star of approval. Woo hoo!
While this recipe isn't nearly as sweet as the old brown sugar style, it does have some very tasty spices. Of course, I don't like a ton of spices, so you may want to up them for yourself to add flavor.
Worcestershire - 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire adds a different twist on this recipe. Hubby's not a fan, so when I'm cooking for him, I leave it out. When it's just me, I sometimes throw it in.
Pizza snack - When I was in Elementary and High School they used to serve these "pizzas" that were basically Sloppy Joe's on a bun with cheese thrown on top and broiled. We'll sometimes do this with leftovers. It's a tasty snack.
Crock Pot Style - Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover; cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Starchy Carbs: 3.85 grams/serving
1 pound Lean Ground Beef or Turkey
1⁄4 teaspoon Minced Garlic
1⁄4 cup Onion, diced (I use just enough to add flavor, not enough to upset my tummy)
8 ounces Tomato Sauce, can - 14 grams of carb
1⁄8 teaspoon Black Pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon Chili Powder
1⁄3 teaspoon Sugar - 0.35 grams of carb
Brown ground meat and thoroughly drain.
Add garlic, onions, celery, and green pepper. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes
Add tomato sauce, sugar, chili powder and pepper. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.