Monday, July 20, 2009

Joe, you're so Sloppy!

He SURE was! I don't even remember when the last time I had a sloppy joe! I found this recipe on Oprah's site....tried it and it was delicious. Don't be afraid of some of the turned very tasty!

Sloppy Joes
from Bob Greene on

This familiar dish can be a smart choice with a few small changes that cut calories but not any of the flavor or satisfaction.

Serves 4

Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 onion , finely chopped
1 large sweet pepper , seeded and finely chopped
12 ounces 95 percent lean ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 1/4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes , or canned no-salt-added tomatoes
1 cup canned, no-salt-added kidney beans , drained and rinsed, or cooked, mashed with the back of a fork (I omitted this, perhaps it makes the mixture thicker?)
4 Tbsp. tomato paste
4 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
4 whole wheat hamburger rolls (about 170 calories each)

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the onion and
sweet pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring.

Crumble in the ground beef and cook until browned; keep breaking it apart with a spoon for about 4 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, cider vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.

Divide the mixture evenly between the four rolls and serve.

Recipes from The Best Life Diet Cookbook by Bob Greene

Nutritional Information:
Per serving, about: calories: 415; protein: 34 g; carbohydrate: 60 g; dietary fiber: 14 g; sugars: 5 g; total fat: 6 g; saturated fat: 2 g; cholesterol: 52 mg; calcium: 72 mg; sodium: 451 mg

I know for some of you it's easier to use the canned mix to make these. But I had all the ingredients on what the heck? It was well worth it!

Homestyle Sloppy Joes on Foodista

1 comment:

Cate O'Malley said...

Mmm, sloppy joes. We had them semi-frequently growing up, and I do like them, but so far no luck with the kids. I sometimes make a version from The Biggest Loser cookbook - delicious stuff. This one looks great too!