Sloppy Joe Wraps


Can you tell what’s better than a dish that fully allows you to get messy? After all, the name fully permits it! No fork and knife needed with these babies; unless of course some delicious meat escapes and you need to scoop it up. I have seen people use their hands, but I wouldn’t have the guts to go that far 🙂 What’s the second best part of this dish you may ask? I’ll tell you! You simply cannot mess them up…there is no such thing as “too much of this” or “too little of that.” Unlike our friends, “the meatballs” you can taste it as you go along. Your kids will love them and adults will go crazy for this fun and super easy to prepare recipe. Even if they do feel like hiding in the corner while eating them!


1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 small yellow onion chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
2 tablespoon combination of fresh oregano & basil chopped OR 1 tablespoon of dried oregano and basil
2 tablespoon good quality tomato paste (I love a tube as opposed to a can so the remainder does not go to waste)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Ground pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
8 high fiber tortilla wraps



1.) Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-heat. Cook onions & peppers for 2-3 minutes.
2.) Add ground beef and once it starts to brown drain fat from the pan.
3.) Sprinkle in spices, brown sugar, salt & pepper. Continue to add in tomato paste, tomato sauce, and balsamic vinegar.
4.) Stir around well and let simmer for about ten more minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.

5.) Spoon into warm tortillas and ENJOY. (To warm tortillas, wrap them tightly up into foil and set in oven for 10 minutes.)

Nic’s Tips – If you are into eating them the old fashioned way by all means serve with hamburger rolls. I had none on hand so went to wraps which was pleasingly good.

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