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Homemade Sloppy Joes: Lowering the Sugar Content
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20 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
hamburger bun
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground beef (15% fat)
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
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Not vegan due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
vegetarian
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Not vegetarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
pescatarian
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Not pescatarian due to:
ground beef (15% fat)
paleo
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Not paleo due to:
hamburger bun
ketchup
brown sugar
worcestershire sauce
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Who:
Tom
Goal:
Raw Food
Reason:
Lower the sugar
Recipe:
Homemade Sloppy Joes: Lowering the Sugar Content
 
Nutrition to Note
This recipe has Sodium as 51.2% and Sugar as 71.7% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You may need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 1.7% of RDA
• Calories: 46.2% of RDA
• Carbs: 18.3% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 30.8% of RDA
• Fiber: 11.4% of RDA
• Fructose: 18.3% of RDA
• Protein: 30.7% of RDA
• Sodium: 51.2% of RDA
• Sugar: 71.7% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 33.4% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 29.9% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 17.3% of RDA
• Iron: 10.3% of RDA
• Magnesium: 14.7% of RDA
• Manganese: 4.5% of RDA
• Niacin: 47.4% of RDA
• Potassium: 29.9% of RDA
• Zinc: 49.7% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 50% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 400% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Note” rating.
 
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
50.4
g
Calories
924
 
Fiber
3.20
g
Iron
1.95
mg
Protein
34.5
g
Sodium
691
mg
Sugars
22.4
g
Fat (total lipid)
18.8
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
4
whole
+
-
 
 
2
cloves
+
-
 
minced.
 
1
can
+
-
 
8 oz. can.
 
1
lb
+
-
 
can use ground turkey.
 
1/2
cups
+
-
 
 
1/4
cups
+
-
 
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1/4
tsp
+
-
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Preheat oven to broil.
2.
PREPARING THE SLOPPY JOE MIX
3.
Set a large pot over medium-low heat. Add a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil, and sauté the garlic for a minute or two until just fragrant and very light golden brown.
4.
Add ground beef, increase heat to medium/medium high, and cook until no longer pink, breaking apart and stirring as meat cooks. Drain grease from meat.
PREPARING THE SAUCE
5.
While meat is browning, make sauce.
6.
In a medium bowl, stir together tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, until well combined.
7.
Pour over browned meat, stir, and simmer for a few minutes until warm.
PREPARING THE BUNS
8.
Place the buns, face up, on a baking sheet.
9.
Broil the buns in the preheated oven for 2-4 minutes, or until they begin to crisp.
ASSEMBLING
10.
Spoon a few spoonfuls of the sloppy joe mixture onto the bottom bun.
11.
If desired, you can top with a slice of cheese and place back into the oven for 1 minute to allow cheese to melt.
12.
Top with salt/pepper to taste and serve.
   
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 924
Protein 34.5 g
Carbohydrates 50.4 g
Iron 1.95 mg
Fiber 3.20 g
Calcium 16.5 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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