I can't explain to you my feelings toward Joe, the Sloppy kind. I just love him. Is there any better comfort food? No, the answer is no.
Normally, I make these, or some variation of it (I basically just throw in a bunch of ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and worcestershire). But on Monday night John and I were craving Sloppy Joe's, and I felt that I should attempt a healthier variation. They are so easy to make that they really are a perfect weeknight meal, but I also don't like eating anything real fatty after a weekend of indulging. And I do plenty of indulging.
So, these are lighter, and just as tasty. I still use ground beef because it tastes better than ground turkey and it has basically the same calorie/fat content.
Start by browning the ground beef over medium heat. Add in the diced onion, and cook for 5-10 minutes. Drain out most of the fat (there shouldn't be much with extra lean ground beef). Add in the water and remaining ingredients. Stir thoroughly, cover and simmer until ready to serve. If you need more liquid (this is where the fatty beef really comes into play), add more water and ketchup. Enjoy them for the next two nights like we did, maybe even in a tortilla. Or on nachos.
- 1.5 lb extra lean ground beef (I used 93% lean)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire
- Splash BBQ sauce (optional)
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
Labels: I Don't Have Time to Cook But Need To, I'm Feeling Healthy, Meat, Sandwich