I really have no idea what inspired me to make Sloppy Joe and put it into a wrap. Let me tell you… the meal was JUST as sloppy as it is on a potato roll, if not MORE! Grab a few paper towels and make this one for your fam!
Sweet Baby Ray’s Sloppy Joes
Makes 8-10 Servings (3/4 cup)
1 Red Bell Pepper
4 Large Carrots
2 Stalks Celery
1/2 Sweet Onion
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
Sea Salt & Pepper
2.5 lbs Ground Beef (lean, 93%)
2 8oz cans Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (I used the tube kind)
1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce (+more)
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2-3 Tablespoons Hot Sauce or Buffalo Marinade
Buns (for traditional SJ’s), Wraps (what I did), or a big spoon!
1. Finely dice all of your veggies. Heat about a Tablespoon of Olive Oil in a very large skillet or dutch oven. Season with Sea Salt and Pepper (just a pinch of both will do) and saute for 5-10 minutes. Add Garlic and cook for another minute.
2. Add the ground beef to the veggies. Chop, stir, cook until the meat is no longer pink and is fully cooked. Chop and chop and chop until the meat is almost the same size as the veggies.
3. Add your tomato sauce, tomato paste, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, and Hot Sauce. Stir, cover, and simmer on medium-low heat until it has thickened (for about 10 minutes). Serve any way you’d like… buns, wraps, or just enjoy with a big spoon!
Recipe adapted from: Spenser’s Sloppy Joe’s, Down Home w/ the Neelys
So, for some reason I had imagined Sloppy Joe in a wrap… so that’s exactly what we did. I used those Ezekiel Sprouted Wraps which are super healthy; they have only 9 ingredients (all organic), are high in fiber, gluten-free, and taste really good. You can find them in the frozen section of the grocery store if you haven’t tried them yet!
The Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce is so freakin’ good in here. It is my absolute favorite BBQ sauce as it is, but the sweet & smoky Hickory Brown Sugar flavor is perfect for Sloppy Joe. I added some extra onto the wrap before I closed it up as a nice finishing touch too. You can try to use any BBQ sauce but if you see this stuff on sale… pick one up… or two… because it is SO YUMMY!
Although it made the recipe sorta non-traditional… I loved adding the veggies to this Sloppy Joe. It gave the mix tons of flavor but also they bulked it up allowing you to eat more for the same amount of calories. Hm… now that I think of it, what a great way to sneak in veggies for kids too!
We shared this batch with our roommate Adam and had enough for extras and leftovers the following day at work. This is a great recipe for those one-pot cooking nights and for when you need to feed a lot of people!
Sweet Baby Ray’s Sloppy Joes Nutrition
Servings: 8-10 (3/4 Cup)