A recent Sloppy Joes recipe from Jamie Oliver made me realize that I haven't made these for the kids in many, many years. Like they were toddlers the last time we had them. So, I used his recipe as a loose framework and whipped up dinner. I may or may not have been chuckling in the grocery while buying ingredients and wondering which kid would hate this dish more.
Hilariously, the "unpicky kid" experiment is proving that while Mads is a glorious veggie eater, she is actually more picky than Erik when it comes to new things... interesting.
Here's my version of sloppy joes, although next time I would add shredded or finely diced carrot and maybe reduce the brown sugar by a tablespoon.
1 pound lean ground pork
1 small shallot, peeled and diced
1 can organic tomato sauce
2 Tbs. malt vinegar
2 Tbs. dark brown sugar
1 Tbs. honey
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. chili powder
1 can organic kidney beans, drained and rinsed
salt, garlic powder and freshly ground pepper, to taste
slice baguette to serve
Brown and drain pork with diced shallot. Then add next six ingredients and bring to simmer until sauce thickens a bit. Add beans, season to taste, and cook until sauce is reduced to your liking. Serve on slice baguette along with a side of veg.