Olive or canola oil
1 lb ground beef—90% lean
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp yellow mustard (NOT mustard powder)
3/4 C ketchup
1 Tbl brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Buns (Hawaiian Brand Mini Sub Buns recommended)
1 bag frozen sweet potato fries
1. Preheat oven to 425 (or the temp recommended on your fries). Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray, add fries and lightly spray fries. Toss and evenly distribute on pan. Place in oven. Cook 9 min, then turn using a spatula and cook for 9 more min. If you want your fries crispier, continue to cook checking ever 3 min.
2. While the fries are baking, make the sandwiches. Preheat just enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium heat. While heating, chop onion and add to the pan. Add a pinch of salt to the onion and stir. Chop carrot and add to the pan, combine well with onion. When veggies are beginning to soften, push them to the side of the pan. Increase heat to medium-high and add a little more oil if needed. Add ground beef. Cook, crumbling with a spatula every 2-3 min. When the beef is about half-way cooked, stir the veggies back into the mixture. Continue to cook until beef is cooked through.
3. While beef is browning, thoroughly combine ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and garlic powder. Once beef is cooked, add sauce and stir to combine well.
4. Once fries are done and sloppy joes are heated through, build your sandwiches and enjoy!