Veggie-Loaded Sloppy Joe Minis – Brazi Bites

Veggie-Loaded Sloppy Joe Minis

PREP TIME  1 HR  TOTAL TIME  4 HR SERVES 4 – 6

This family friendly recipe for Sloppy Joe Minis is loaded with vegetables and will be an instant favorite!

Delicious Braz Bites veggie sloppy joe's recipe

Recipe from The Bejuled Life

INGREDIENTS

MEAT

• 1 medium zucchini, shredded or chopped (I used my Ninja Chopper because it is AMAZING and I use it to chop all my veggies)
• 1 medium yellow squash,  shredded or chopped
• 2 lbs ground beef
• 1 medium onion, chopped

BUNS

• 1 11.5 oz bag of Brazilian Cheese Bread, any flavor

SAUCE

• 1 1/2 cup water
• 1 cup ketchup
• 1 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 T dried mustard or brown mustard
• 1/4 cup coconut sugar
• 1 T chili powder
• Salt & pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1
Saute the onion until translucent. Add the beef and cook until the beef is browned. Drain and set aside.
STEP 2
Place chopped zucchini and squash in non stick pan with a splash of oil and saute on medium for a couple minutes until all the water has evaporated out of them. This is called sweating the veggies. Combine sweated veggies with meat and set aside.
STEP 3
In empty pan mix together all the ingredients for the sauce and stir slowly over medium low heat until fully combined and the sauce thickens. Pour sauce over meat and veggie combo and let sit on low heat for 30 minutes to an hour. For better flavor put meat and sauce mixture into your slow cooker for 3-4 hours, this allows the meat and veggies to absorb all the awesome sauce.
STEP 4
About 20 minutes before dinner time, bake Brazilian Cheese Bread according to instructions on the bag. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice in half and add sloppy joe mixture. Serve immediately! Enjoy!