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Eggplant Sloppy Joes

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Ground Beef
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 pack ButcherBox Ground Beef
  • 1 green pepper medium dice
  • 1 small yellow onion medium dice
  • 1 c tomato sauce
  • ½ c Paleo ketchup
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • c honey
  • 2 eggplants into 8-12 round 1” slices


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Preheat sauté pan and add ground beef. Sauté beef until it is 50% browned. Add onions and peppers to ground beef. 
  • Once the ground beef has completely browned and onions are translucent add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 20 minutes.  Stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, toss eggplant with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sear both sides for 3 minutes per side in a hot grill pan or sauté pan.
  • Place eggplant on baking sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove eggplant from oven, and let cool for 3 minutes. Assemble sloppy joes, using the eggplant slices to sandwich the meat mixture and enjoy!
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