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Clean Sloppy Joes


   Serving Size:
1/2 cup filling is 1.5 oz meat/meat alternate and 1/4 cup vegetable for 3-5 year old at lunch or supper.


8 servings




1 1/4 lb. hamburger
2 c. tomato sauce
1/2 c. tomato paste
1/4 c. yellow or dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. vinegar
5 finely chopped dates
1/2 c. shredded carrot(s)
1/2 c. shredded zucchini
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 avocado

In a medium skillet, brown ground beef. Drain and rinse meat. Return to skillet and add tomato sauce, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar, and dates. Mix together and simmer over medium-low heat. Add carrots, zucchini and all seasonings. Stir until well mixed. Mash half of an avocado and fold into sloppy joe mix. Heat and serve. Place 1/2 c. filling on each sandwich.



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Ardell Ehlers


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