Who doesn’t love sloppy joe?
At the Weightwatcher meeting a couple weeks ago, a woman told about her favorite sloppy joe recipe. I tried it this week and we love it, so, of course, I’m going to share it with you.
Naturally I made it with ground turkey. If you haven’t tried substituting it for ground beef, I hope you will. We absolutely can’t tell any difference and it does make a difference in calories and fat.
I’ve decided to call it . . .
Brown one 20 oz. package of ground turkey with some chopped onion and green pepper.
Then add one cup of ketchup and one can of Diet Coke. That’s it.
It will be very soupy at first, so simmer it until it thickens up enough to put it on a bun (about 30 minutes). Voila’!
How easy is that?
Here’s the “skinny” on the WW points for a great, but diet friendly sandwich (in order of assembly):
– one Arnold’s Sandwich Thin bun = 1 WW point
– one slice American Cheese = 1 WW point
– 2/3 C. Easy Joe = 4 WW points (These points are figured on the recipe making six sandwiches.)
– dill pickle slices = zero WW points
Put the top on the bun and it’s ready to eat — probably with a fork. Just too sloppy to pick up. And only a total of 6 WW points for a delicious, filling sandwich.
Note: I’m trying to think of what could be added to this if you wanted it to be a little less “sloppy” but not add calories. Maybe a half cup of finely chopped cabbage and/or carrots? If they were added at the start, I think they would blend in during the simmering and wouldn’t change the flavor. I’ll try that next time.
By the way, 20 Ruffle’s light chips = 1 point, to go with your sandwich.