Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sloppy Joes

I have a new favorite weight watchers-friendly cooking blog, Chubby Chica! I tried out her sloppy joes last night and I couldn't get enough of them! I ate two sandwiches, oops! I had to modify them a bit with what I had in my pantry, so I included my adjustments in parenthesis.

Sloppy Joes by Chubbie Chica

6 servings, 4 WW points each


3/4 c chopped onion

1/2 c chopped green pepper (left out)

3/4 lb ground round

2 c no salt tomato sauce (I used a 14-oz can of Hunt's fire-roasted diced tomatoes)

2 T tomato paste (I used 6 oz and diluted it with a can of water)

1 T prepared mustard

1 t chili powder

2 t Worcestershire sauce

(1 T of A-1 sauce, I love A-1)

1/2 t salt

1/2 t sugar

1/2 t dried oregano

1/8 black pepper

6 light wheat hamburger buns (I used the Arowheat flatbread buns, my favs!)

Heat large nonstick skillet over med. heat. Assemble first 3 ingredients, cook until beef is browned. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/4 c beef onto bun. Serve.

Squid Dogs

I saw this fun idea in a magazine and tried it out the other day. Take some spagetti noodles, uncooked, and pierce them through hot dog pieces. Boil according to the noodle directions. Serve with ketchup or any other fun dipping sauce.