We are big fans of adding organ meats to your diet. This is due to the nutritional benefits they offer. To name a few nutritional benefits of organ meats, they are rich in vitamin B12, folate, iron, zinc, and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, and K. Not to mention a great source of protein. We could ramble on all day about organ meats, but this doesn’t matter if we can’t find a way to make them appetizing to eat. June 2021 Featured Chef Alicia Diehl has a recipe to help us out with just this challenge. Her Sneaky Sloppy Joes feature US Wellness Meats Ground Beef with Organ blend, and it is the perfect recipe to sneak in this nutritional powerhouse.
“This recipe is perfect for anyone who is trying to get their family to eat more organ meats without them knowing it! These sloppy joes are so delicious and taste so close to the traditional recipe that no one would ever guess they also contained nutrient-dense organ meats. I use healthier alternatives like strained tomatoes and tomato paste instead of ketchup and allulose syrup to sweeten it instead of sugar, making it taste just like the real thing but so much better for you.”
Sneaky Sloppy Joes
Recipe By: Alicia Diehl | The Wellness Babe
USWM Shopping List: Ground Organ Blend
- 2 lbs of US Wellness Meats Grass-fed Beef combo w/ Liver, Heart and Kidney
- 1/2 White Onion chopped
- 3 cloves of Garlic minced
- 2 tsp of Salt
- 4 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
- 1/4 cup of Strained Tomatoes
- 3 to 4 Tbsp of liquid Allulose (this is going to depend on how sweet you prefer them, I stick to just 3T, but traditional recipes make them a little sweeter, I say start with 3T and add more after tasting)
- 2 tsp of Chilli Powder
- Dash of Cumin
- Dash of Cayenne (or omit altogether if you don’t like heat or are serving to children)
Add beef to the stovetop and begin cooking over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic and continue to cook together until onion and garlic are translucent, pushing and moving the beef down as you cook. Add tomato paste, strained tomatoes, Allulose, and spices until thoroughly combined. The total cook time is around 30 minutes. Traditionally these are served in buns (there are many gluten and grain-free options), but this is also delicious served over sweet potatoes to make it paleo or miracle noodles as a ketogenic option.
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Featured Chef Alicia Diehl has been interested in nutrition, cooking, and movement from a young age. Some of her earliest memories include making pancakes on Saturday mornings for her family and cherishing a VHS yoga instructional video. These passions only deepened as she grew up and led her to spend six years working on organic farms around the country and eventually becoming a master gardener. When Alicia is not creating delicious recipes, you can find her outdoors soaking up nature’s gifts. You can follow along with Alicia’s journey on her Instagram, The Wellness Babe.