Healthy and Better than Sloppy Joes


Growing up my mom always made sloppy joes. The simple quick way with manwhich and ground beef.  As you grow up and your palate evolves and you learn about what is healthy real food and what is gross and processed you say I am never going to eat that stuff again!  Which is why I have not had sloppy joes in years! That is until I came across this recipe in Light & Delish magazine. I have tweaked it a bit to fit my family’s particular tastes.  Not only is this a lighter healthier version of sloppy joe’s it is really Good!!!

1 lb ground chicken
1 each red and yellow peppers diced
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
1tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion minced
2 stalks celery diced
1 -2 chilies in adobo sauce diced it depends on how spicy you want it. I used 2 and it was pretty high on the heat list!
salt and pepper

In a hot pan drizzle olive oil to coat and stir in your diced bell peppers, onions, celery, and garlic cook for approx 5-8 min till veggies are tender.

Remove from pan and keep warm.  Salt and pepper the chicken and place in pan and cook through til no longer pink.  Add the veggies back to pan and stir in undrained can of fire roasted tomatoes, chile’s in adobo sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer till all is heated through.
Toast hamburger buns and spoon meat mixture over open faced buns. Serve and enjoy! Kid friendly and healthy!


About the plaid and paisley kitchen

I am just like you, a modern woman juggling life, family, work, and always struggling to find time to work on my hobbies. As the wife of a very picky eater with very definitive likes and dislikes, (Mostly misconceptions of what something may taste like.) I can honestly say that every recipe on here is “Stevie Approved!” I am the Great-Granddaughter of German immigrants and I learned to cook in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. As I grew and gained experience in my own kitchen I took the lessons I learned and branched out and started new traditions mixed with Old World styling. I was raised by a very artistic and talented mother, and if I inherited just a tad of her abilities then I consider myself very lucky. In primary and secondary schooling I was always heavily involved in art and drama. I still have a great passion for the theater. I think that a household should have a healthy dose of dramatic flair. I feel that food should be prepared with quality and fresh ingredients, and that meals should be served with love. I believe a home should be comfortable and beautiful at the same time, and that an organized home is a happy home!

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