Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Quickies All Around

(Peeps: Get your minds out of the gutter!)

Quick post tonight to go with the quick meal. As I might have mentioned, Tuesdays are particularly hectic for us, with after-school and work commitments, etc. So, when I plan my meals, I try to select a fast and easy dish.

Tonight's meal was no exception. Reminiscent of that delish meal known as the sloppy joe, this cleans it up and keeps the nutritionals manageable. To keep the preparation to a minimum, we added sweet potato puffs from Alexia Foods.

Mini Sloppy Janes
Source: Oxygen magazine, July 2009

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 10 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. canned black beans, rinsed (I used no-salt added)
  • 1 c. tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 8 whole wheat dinner rolls, split in half
  • Lightly coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and heat over moderate-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion softens, approx. 5 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until no longer pink, approx. 5 minutes.
  • Stir in beans, tomato puree, vinegar, chili powder and mustard powder. Cook until bubbly and slightly thickened. Divide evenly among rolls.
Yield: 4 servings (1 whole roll, 3oz sloppy jane mixture)
Per serving: Calories: 315; total fat: 9g (sat: 2g, trans: 0g); choles: 55mg; sodium: 352mg; carbs: 42g; fiber: 11g; sugar: 9g; protein: 20g; iron: 4mg

I've made this a bunch of times before, and it always turns out well. The boys both ate their entire portion - and there are plenty of leftovers for lunches. Although I'm hanging this one up for the year, I have plenty of other sloppy joe-like recipes stored away. Side note: The kid did not enjoy the sweet potato puffs. We've also had these before, and I'm really the only one who likes them (because neither the kid nor the hubs love sweet potatoes). So why do I keep buying them? Say it with me: Chef's Choice.

My plating is exceptional tonight

1 comment:

  1. Sloppy-yes
    Bonus points on the use of the word "quickies"