Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

Beef Up Meal Time With Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

Sometimes farming and ranching can get a little sloppy, especially when spring storms dump a couple feet of snow on the ground and interrupt calving season. Good thing for quick, kid-friendly family meals like Sloppy Joes to make sure everyone has the energy to pull on their boots and keep the cows and crops healthy and safe.

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

Bradee Pazour, her husband Joel and their boys are big fans of any kind of beef. Sloppy Joes are a tried and true comfort food that are great for lunch or dinner and easy to freeze or reheat as leftovers. While it’s OK to get a little sloppy in the kitchen, the Pazour family and many other South Dakota farmers and ranchers are anything but messy when it comes to growing and raising food.

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

“Sustainability is all about improving our practices to take care of the land and water for our future because it’s the right thing to do. Farmers are constantly educating themselves and using technology to become more efficient,” said Bradee. “Thanks to the GPS capabilities in all of our equipment, precision planting, pesticide application and field mapping have helped farmers be more accurate than ever before.”

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

In addition to growing soybeans, corn and wheat, the Pazour family also raises cattle as part of a feedlot. The attention to detail they use to grow crops also translates to how they care for their cattle.

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

The Pazours work with nutritionists and veterinarians to ensure their cows are well-fed and cared for throughout their lives. It starts with a diet high in roughage like grass, hay and silage, and gradually steps up to more grain and protein-rich ingredients such as corn and soybean forage to help them thrive as they get older. They also maintain clean pens and pastures, and ensure cattle have ample water sources.

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

“Cows are such neat animals and play an important role in in keeping our food system balanced. They act as ‘upcyclers,’ meaning they take inedible food – grass, hay, silage – and turn it into something healthy and nutritious we can eat,” explained Bradee.

Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

By working together as a family, the Pazours are carefully and sustainably raising healthy foods to beef up mealtimes everywhere. Get Bradee’s favorite Sloppy Joe recipe below. While it’s simmering, take a few minutes to read more about environmentally friendly cattle ranching on another South Dakota family farm.

 

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Bradee's Sloppy Joes
Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability
Course Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 can chicken gumbo soup
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 generous cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 Hamburger Buns
Course Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 can chicken gumbo soup
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 generous cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 Hamburger Buns
Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onion. Drain any excess fat.
    Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
    Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability
  3. Simmer on stove top for 30-45 minutes.
    Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability
  4. Spoon onto hamburger buns. Enjoy!
    Hungry for Truth Sloppy Joes and Farm Sustainability

2 thoughts on “Beef Up Meal Time With Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

  1. Bradee….I’m so glad You shared this recipe!! I used to make them years ago…..and lost the recipe when I moved here!! They are the best!! The only difference is I baked it….

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