One of our favorite meals we were sad to say goodbye to was Sloppy Joe’s. We were big fans of that giant, white breaded bun topped with that delicious Manwich flavored beef and piled with a mountain of cheddar cheese.
Well, that doesn’t work for a gluten free and dairy free family, so we’ve had to improvise. I’ve mentioned before that I buy all my spices from a company called Wildtree. If you want their information, send me a message. I have an independent distributor who I work with.
Anyway, one of the first spices I ordered from Wildtree was the Sloppy Joe blend. I was so excited to have that yummy Manwich flavor without any of the preservatives, MSG, or cornstarch.
The recipe listed on the side of the jar said to add tomato paste with the spice and beef. Then to boil pasta and make a spaghetti out of it. I didn’t like that idea, so I came up with my own. Thanks to Pinterest and an amazing amount of Facebook and Instagram feeds to follow, I’ve found so many recipes worth trying. As I was searching for the best Sloppy Joe alternative, I found one that used baked potatoes. Being the Idaho girl that I am, I was all over this.
Here is the recipe I concocted and pictures of the exact products I used.
1 medium, organic yellow onion
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put potatoes in oven for 45-55 minutes based on potato and oven size.
I usually let the potatoes rest while I cook the Sloppy Joe mix.
Once the potatoes are cooled off, slice in half the long way. Then scoop out the center of each potato and set aside for later use.
(We usually save the potato insides for potato cakes.)
Add chopped onions. Cook until Sautéed.
Add diced tomatoes and Wildtree Sloppy Joe Blend. Stir until mixed.
Scoop out Sloppy Joe mix into potato skins.
Remove from oven. Let cool and enjoy!
Recipe will serve 6-8 people. It feeds my family of four twice.
If you try this recipe, please let me know how you like it!
My hubby says it tastes like a natural and healthy Sheperd’s Pie. I agree. ❤️