Today's lunch was a huge success so I'd love to share it. If you're vegetarian, leave out the meat. If you're gluten free, use GF rolls or bread
saute 1/2 an onion with a bit of butter till soft and yummy smelling (can skip the saute if you're in a hurry)
in a food processor add the onion, 3 carrots, 3 sticks of celery, and any other veggies you need to use up. Pulse till it's finely chopped. Add 1 can of drained black beans and barely pulse to start to break them up.
In the same pan as the onions, begin to brown 1 lb of ground beef (check your labels for color or solution)
When it's almost done, add the veggies and stir. While this is cooking, add a can of tomatoes or 1/2 cup catsup or whatever sloppy joe type base you want. Add spices like onion powder, garlic, parsley. Taste, then add salt to taste. We used about 1 tsp of salt. Add a bit of water if you need it.
Serve in the middle of approved rolls or on top of rice.
This was a huge hit even for my super sensory one who detects the faintest bits of onions or tomatoes. The texture that he expected from the ground beef really hid anything else that was in there.
We served our Super Sloppies in a roll with fluffy stuff (whipped cream, cottage cheese, homemade yogurt, fruit)