Karen’s Sloppy Joes

Karen’s Sloppy Joes


1.25 pounds of organic ground beef, bison or turkey

½ finely chopped red onion

½ to ¾ cup of finely chopped zucchini

1 small bell pepper finely chopped

1 6 oz can organic tomato paste ( I use about 2/3 of the can)

4 cloves minced garlic

½ Tsp to 1 TBSP mild chili powder

1 tsp sweet paprika

1.5 tsp oregano

1 TBSP brown sugar

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Saute onion, zucchini, bell pepper and garlic with a bit of butter for 2 min then remove from heat.


Brown the meat.


Add the vegetables to the meat, tomato paste and ½ to 3/4 cup of water until the consistency is thick. Stir until tomato paste is dissolved. Add paprika, chili powder, oregano, brown sugar, salt and pepper.


Serving ideas:  

1.   on Udis or Canyon Life Gluten Free buns, hard taco shells or over lettuce

2.  As an appetizer with tortilla chips or slices of Jicama

3.  When reheating in a skillet add water and heat on low.



Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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