Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Sunday Sloppy Joes

Just when I thought we were out of the woods with the food holidays, here comes yet another opportunity for extra calories ... super bowl parties.

While you might just treat this day as a throwout day, particularly if the rest of your week has been clean, here's a recipe that both tastes great and is 'fairly' low in fat:

Turkey Sloppy Joes

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups dices onions
1.5 pounds of ground turkey
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 cup dry red wine
1 can (14 oz) diced or crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
10 to 20 turns of black pepper

Preparation: Saute onions over medium heat until clear. Add Turkey and brown. Stir in red wine, increase heat, and cook until the wine is reduced to 1/4 cup. Add remaining ingredients and simmer slowly for several hours. This long simmer works best in a crock pot, which will also conveniently serve.

Serve on whole wheat buns. Top with a dollop of yogurt, or cottage cheese, if desired.

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