I haven’t had a sloppy joe since I was like 12. Yesterday I was feeling nostalgic and decided to introduce my kids to the wonderfulness that is the sloppy joe!
My kids are hit or miss when it comes to peppers. My oldest kids and youngest baby love them, but those in- betweeners….lets just say they enjoy giving me gray hairs!
Last night, the middle children Ate. It. All. No complaints. There must be something magical about sloppy joes.
SLOPPY JOE STUFFED BELL PEPPERS
– 2 lbs ground beef
– 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
– 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
– 1/2 c + 1 tbl BBQ sauce ***
– 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
– 1 tbs yellow mustard
– 5 bell peppers, cut in half
– 1 c chicken broth
– Optional: 1 tsp honey
–Preheat oven to 400°.
–Slice peppers in half, clean out and place in baking dish.
–In a large skillet, cook up ground beef.
–Add in diced green bell pepper and tomatoes. Mix around.
–Add in BBQ sauce, mustard, and apple cider vinegar. (If using honey add here too)
–Mix around, coating everything
–Scoop meat into peppers. Add 1 cup broth to bottom of baking dish.
–Cover with foil and cook for 40 min.
–Take out and let cool for 5 min.
**I make my own BBQ sauce. If doing paleo or on Whole30, you best bet is to make your own. Otherwise, I suggest Stubb’s hickory bourbon sauce. 🙂