Hostess this week is . . .
Chaya of Comfycook.wordpress.com
My blogging friend and a wonderful cook, Chaya, chose this week's Ellie Krieger recipe for our CEiMB group. Sloppy Joes. Now we are big "Manwich" people. Especially in the winter months. I love to make them for dinner and have a couple left over for work lunches the next day. I have never heard of sloppy joes, however, with beans in them. Until today.
These were very simple to make. You just cook some ground beef with onions, garlic, add some tomato sauce and a little paste, a can of beans, a few other items, dash of this and a dash of that, and in just a jiffy you have some fabulous sloppy joes!
I did make a few substitutions. First, I left off the bell pepper because we aren't fans of the big ole red or the big ole green, or the big ole yellow for that matter. Although I do love a good stuffed pepper occasionally. I used red pepper flakes instead of the jalapeno because I didn't have a jalapeno. And I was fresh out of molasses so I used some brown sugar.
Ellie you did it again. They were fabulous and I will never buy Manwich again!
Oh a sour note. I was very ill over the weekend. I passed a kidney stone. Please take my tip and drink lots of fluids -- always. You never want a kidney stone, especially one that decides to come out!
Now, here is the recipe for Ellie's fabulous sloppy joes! Now go try them for yourself and let me know if you agree.
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 red pepper, diced
1 can small red beans or pinto beans, preferably low sodium drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 whole-wheat burger buns
Brown the meat and the onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Pour the drippings out of the pan and discard. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and red pepper and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more. Place a half-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.