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This night’s dinner, Sloppy Joes, was another super easy meal, because I had cooked the ground beef on Sunday! I just had to add all the other ingredients and simmer it for awhile.
I started these Freezer Sloppy Joes by cooking the ground turkey mixture in a large pan along with everything else. The best part was I had all the ingredients on hand already! Buying a can of Manwich is convenient, but I love the taste of homemade.
We ate half for dinner, and put the other half in the freezer. Why yes, we’re using toasted bread as buns for our Sloppy Joes. Everyone’s done that at some point, right? We saved money AND we reduced waste by using what we had!
The rest of the Sloppy Joe mix can be put into a labeled quart-sized freezer bag. Lay it on a cookie sheet so it freezes flat, and place it in the freezer.
This recipe calls for 2 pounds of ground beef or turkey. But if you remember from Sunday, I halved the amount of meat for each recipe and cooked it all with shredded veggies instead. I like the added nutrients, but just use 2 pounds if you’d rather not do it.
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- 2 pounds ground beef or turkey (Or use one pound with one cup each shredded carrots and zucchini)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- Cook ground beef in a large pan with onion and celery.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Flour on My Face.
To freeze, divide the mixture into two labeled quart-sized freezer bags. Lay flat on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer.
To reheat, thaw overnight. Simmer in a pan until hot.
Other Posts in “4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer” Series
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 1- Breakfast
–Whole Wheat Waffles (Day 1)
–Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Day 2)
–Breakfast Burrito Packs (Day 3)
–Morning Glory Muffins (Day 4)
–Healthy Breakfast Sausage Balls (Day 5)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge Week 2- Lunch
–Freezer Ham and Cheese Pockets (Day 6)
–Slow Cooker Mexican Burritos (Day 7)
–Pepperoni Pizza Pockets (Day 8)
–Santa Fe Chicken Frozen Lunches (Day 9)
–Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas (Day 10)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 3- Dinner
–Freezer Friendly Baked Penne (Day 11)
–Turkey Chili (Day 12)
–Freezer Sloppy Joes (Day 13)
–Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (Day 14)
–Red Chicken Enchiladas (Day 15)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 4- Snacks/Dessert
–Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Day 16)
–Cinnamon Banana Muffins (Day 17)
–Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Day 18)
–Freezer Chocolate Chip Cookies (Day 19)
–Carrot Cake Cookies (Day 20)