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    Sloppy Joes

    Source of Recipe

    JoAnna M. Lund

    Recipe Introduction

    When I was a child, I used to wonder who Joe was, and if he was really so messy that peopl called him Sloppy Joe! (Maybe I also wondered because my name, JoAnna, is easily shortened to Jo, too!) But whoever invented this irresistbily saucy and spicy blend of ground meat and tomato sauce is deffinately "neat" in my opinion. I think you'll find that this recipe is just as easy as opening a can of commercial sloppy joe sauce--and tastes deliciously homemade!
    Serves 6
    *freezes well

    List of Ingredients

    • 16 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped onions
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup Heinz Light Harvest Ketchup or any reduced-sodium ketchup
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
    • 1 tablespoon Splenda
    • 6 reduced-calorie hamburger buns


    1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat, onion, and green pepper. Stir in ketchup and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and Splenda. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occassionally. For each sandwich, spoon about 1/2 cup filling between two halves of a hamburger bun.

    Final Comments

    Each serving equals:
    HE: 2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1/2 Vegetable, 1/4 Slider, 1 Optional Calorie
    227 Calories, 7gm Fat, 16gm Protein, 25gm Carbohydrate,
    298mg Sodium, 28mg Calcium, 2gm Fiber
    DIABETIC: 2 Meat, 1 Starch, 1/2 Vegetable

    "Cooking Healthy Across America, pg. 339"




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