Barbecued Loose Meat Sandwiches Make A Joyful Table p.208
Iowa is famous for corn and cornfields, but another idea launched from our fields of dreams is the much-loved loose-meat sandwich! I've heard it is described as a sort of Sloppy Joe, but the seasonings are a little different. This version is tangy-sweet like you're favorite barbecue sauce, but made easy and healthy all at once.
16 oz ground 90% lean turkey or beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Tomato Soup 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 6 reduced-calorie hamburger buns
In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat, onion, and green pepper. Stir in tomato soup, mustard, Brown Sugar Twin, and parsley flakes. Lower heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. For each sandwich, spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture between halves of a hamburger bun.
Serves 6- each serving equals: HE: 2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1/3 Vegetable, 1/4 Slider, 11 Other calories
Just Rite Loose Meat Sandwiches Joanna Lund KWQC-TV6 02/21/2002
Loose meat sandwiches are a beloved tradition in my home region, the Midwest. They're kind of "country cousin" to the standard Sloppy Joe sandwich filling, and I hope this taste of the Heartland will win your heart. Serves 6
16 ounces extra lean ground turkey or beef 1 cup chopped onion 1 (12-ounce) can Diet Rite Cola (Sweetened with SPLENDA Brand Sweetener 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup reduced-sodium ketchup 6 small hamburger buns
In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, lightly brown meat, stirring often to loosen meat. Add onion, Diet Rite Cola, water, and ketchup. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer on a low boil for 30 to 40 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. For each sandwich, spoon about 1/3 cup meat mixture between halves of a bun.
Active time: 35 minutes | Total: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Our version of the classic, convenience dinner is sure to please the whole family, even with the added fresh vegetables.
Make It a Meal: Serve with roasted potato wedges and steamed beans.
12 oz 90%-lean ground beef 1 large onion, finely diced 2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms (about 4 ounces) 5 plum tomatoes, diced 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz 1/4 cup ketchup 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desired
1. Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.
Makes 8 servings, generous 1/2 cup filling each
Per serving: 237 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 15 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 14 g protein; 5 g fiber; 438 mg sodium.
Nutrition bonus: Selenium (36% daily value), Zinc (20% dv), Iron (15% dv), Vitamin C (15% dv)
Exchanegs: starch 2, 1 1/2 very lean meat, Carbohydrates 2
Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes Servings: 6 Total Time: 25 mins
Preparation 1. In a very large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, sweet pepper, corn, garlic, and jalapeño pepper. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken or turkey, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes more or until chicken or turkey is no longer pink. Stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; heat through.
2. Divide mixture among rolls. If desired, top with pickle slices.
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