Friday, March 6, 2009

Fool Your Family Friday!

Welcome to Fool Your Family Friday!SLOPPY JOES

Here's what you'll need...
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground turkey or sirloin
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/2 cup butternut squash or red pepper puree

raw, finely chopped carrots (optional)
1/2 cup reduced fat low sodium beef broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 whole grain hamburger or hot dog buns

1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook until the onion starts to soften, 3-4 minutes.

2. Add the meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes.

3. Add the vegetable purees, raw chopped carrots, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the liquid is reduced by about one half, 15-20 minutes.

4. Spoon the mixture over buns and serve.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Saturday Sketch from Lauren.


Kathy W said...

you should put together a cookbook with all these great sneaky ideas

Maria said...

Mmmm, that looks yummy Mackenzie! Looks easy enough to make. Thank you for the recipe!!


Tanya said...

This is yummy- I just made this last week with zucchini subbed in for the carrots. It's even better the next day (in a tortilla.)