Monday, May 24, 2010
Yes, another sloppy joe recipe.
This one seemed different though. It used Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce. I've recently come to appreciate this sauce.
So when I saw this recipe, I knew for sure this would be an easy weeknight meal.
I should have read the reviews.
Don't get me wrong, they turned out very good. I just had to make some last minute adjustments and have some patience at the end.
The meat was initially very soupy. It calls for a cup of tomato sauce and a cup of chicken stock. Way too much liquid. I should have seen it coming.
So as I am staring at this awesome smelling soup, I quick put a couple tablespoons of cornstarch in a bit of water and add it to the joes. Better.
But still too goopy. I like my sloppy joes thicker.
So I just let it hang out on the stove for about 20 minutes bubbling away and enough liquid went away and they turned out fine.
Dinner saved. Still, I should have read the reviews.
Sloppy Buffalo Joes
Adapted from Rachael Ray
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 carrot, chopped or grated
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup hot sauce, I used Franks Wing Sauce
1/2 can tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken stock (or however much you need to get the right consistency)
Optional toppings: Blue cheese crumbles or pickles
Total calories = 1712 calories without buns or bread
I didn't calculate how many cups there were. We used the Arnold Selects Sandwich Thins at 100 calories a piece. 4 of us at this for dinner with plenty of leftovers for several days worth of lunches for me. I am estimating that one sandwich was about 275 calories.
1 Sloppy Buffalo Joe + Summer Squash Casserole = 452 calories
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate or rounded.