fall, Healthy Eating, Recipes

I made the Pioneer Woman’s Sloppy Joes… Here’s what happened…

This time of year I am all about baking and cooking! It’s just part of the coziness this time of year! I also haven’t been having an appetite, (most likely because of my rheumatoid arthritis medication), where nothing tastes good, but for some reason I was craving BBQ or Sloppy Joes. I don’t make then often because Taylor isn’t a huge fan, but I love them! Probably need to make them more, just for me! 😉


As we all know, I love the Pioneer Woman. I am serious about her, she gets DVR-ed in our house! There is something so relaxing about watching a good cooking show, and I can totally relate to her story. Having a hungry farmer and rancher to feed, so I need quick and easy, but also healthy – for me! So I decided to tackle Ree’s recipe!




Of course, in true Alecia fashion, I had to do things my own way, and make it a little healthier, but it turned out SO yummy, and it was easy!


What You will Need:


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion, frozen or fresh
  • 1 whole red sweet pepper diced
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup of Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Stevia Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili power
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Bib Lettuce or Romane in cups
  • Cheddar shredded cheese




In a large skillet, brown burger, season with salt and pepper. Once browned, turn heat to low and add in onion, pepper, garlic and Ketchup. Combine well and let simmer for 3 minutes, until onion, pepper, and garlic are soft. Combine Stevia, chili power, mustard – dry, pepper flakes. Add in a few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer and stir for another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes. During this time, you can get the lettuce cups ready and dish up the sloppy joes into the cups. Top with cheddar cheese.


Enjoy!! XOXO