Gluten Free Sloppy Joes on Homemade Buns

Makes 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons jovial Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • ½ carrot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • Pound of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • ½ cup of water or bone broth
  • One 18.3 ounce jar jovial Crushed Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, split, toasted and buttered

 

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, sauté oil, onion, green pepper, celery, carrot and garlic for 2 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Season with black pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt, and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes until the meat has mostly turned color, breaking up into small pieces with a spoon.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the meat and stir to combine. Add the water or broth and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, brown sugar, thyme, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Spoon onto buns and serve immediately.