Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Skinny" Sloppy Joes

Recipe from Clean Eating Magazine, November/December 2010.

I forgot that I had made this recipe awhile back and it was a major hit. Another addition to our home Go-To-List.  I hadn't had a Sloppy Joe in so long - and having it with pork (rather than beef) and a load of vegetables just made it so much better.

For buns, I recommend whatever you want to use.  We used Snairs buns that are pretty healthy.  Clean Eating recommends the thin hamburger buns (PC brand is dairy free!). The other great thing about this recipe is that it's completely following the Whole Foods way of living.  With the exception of the pasta sauce (and the magazine gives a great recipe for making your own), everything is not processed!

What You Need (what I did):
- 1 lb of ground pork
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 med. onion, diced
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 med zucchini, diced
- 1 small eggplant, diced
- 1 1/2 cups of pasta sauce (NN brand from Super Store or homemade)
- 1 tbsp of honey
- buns

Here's How to Make the Magic Happen:
1.  Heat a skillet, add your oil, then add your pork, garlic and onion.  Cook until browned. Drain any excess liquid.
2.  Add chili and cayenne.  Cook for another minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
3.  In same pan, add peppers. zucchini and eggplant.  Cook for 5 minutes.
4.  Add pork mixture back into the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 - 12 minutes until vegetables are all tender.
5.  Add pasta sauce, honey and 2 tbsp of water.  Mix together until the mixture begins to bubble.

You're done - throw it on your bun and grab a lot of napkins!  I recommend going out and making these.  Do it!
Pin It

No comments:

Post a Comment