Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Oh how I've missed Sloppy Joe's!  One of my favorites as a kid.  Although mine were not as good.  Sloppy Joe sauce from a can with some ground beef.  This was really good and even better as left overs, over a baked sweet potato.  

Most of the time I will recommend grass fed or organic ingredients but remember that if you have conventional ingredients that will work too.


4 Bell Peppers 
2 Tbs. Grass Fed Butter (I prefer Kerrygold)
1 1/2 lb. Grass Fed Ground Beef
3 oz. Onion – Chopped
2 oz. Carrots – Chopped
1 Celery Stalk – Chopped
3 Large Cloves Garlic – Minced
8 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles
1/3 Cup Organic Beef or Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Paleo Ketchup or Ketchup
2 Tbs. Tomato Paste
1 Tbs. Paleo Worcestershire (homemade) or Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Salt 

Preheat oven to 350°

Rinse bell peppers, cut off tops and remove stems and seeds from inside.  Lightly grease a baking sheet with butter.  Sprinkle peppers with salt and pepper.  Bake 35 minutes on middle rack.

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic.  Cook until ground beef is cooked through – About 10 minutes.

Drain excess grease from pan.
To meat mixture, add diced tomatoes, broth, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire, mustard, chili powder, cumin, and salt.  Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.  Reduce heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes.

After 35 minutes, remove bell peppers from oven. Stuff with sloppy joe mixture, SERVE AND ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Filipino Adobo Chicken Thighs

Tried this recipe last night and totally forgot to take a photo and by the time I remembered it was all gone!  Delicious and easy.  I grew up eating chicken adobo and missed it so much since we removed soy from our diet.  Love that there is a delicious alternative in the Paleo world.  Coconut Aminos!  It is a soy sauce alternative that can be found at Whole Foods.  If you are okay with soy I strongly recommend gluten free and organic tamari.  Regular soy sauce always has wheat/gluten in it and comes from genetically modified soy.  Enjoy!

This picture is taken from original recipe which called for bone in skinless chicken thigh.  The link to that recipe is at the bottom.  My adaptation uses skin on bone in chicken thighs.


6 bone in skin on chicken thighs - 
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1/3 C coconut aminos (soy sauce substitute that can be found at Whole Foods)
4 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
6 each black peppercorns, ground or approx 1/4 to 1/2 tsp black pepper
4 bay leaves
1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced


1.  Combine vinegar, aminos, garlic, jalapeno and pepper in a dish or resealable bag.

2.  Add chicken and marinate overnight.

3.  Place chicken and marinade in a slow cooker and place bay leaves between chicken in the sauce.

4.  Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9.

5.  I didn't do this step but you can pour marinade into a sauce pan and reduce over medium heat for about 15 minutes.  I just took the sauce straight from the slow cooker and poured it over some steamed broccoli with a little salt.

Original recipe can be found at Paleo Table - Crock Pot Filipino Adobo Chicken.