Thursday, December 2, 2010

Healthier Joe Pasta

     I mentioned before that my family ate sloppy joe sauce instead of spaghetti sauce when I was younger.I guess it came from my mom growing up in a family of 5 kids. I think Mamaw wanted to make everyone happy, so they had a choice of sandwich or pasta.
     Our favorite was always No-Fuss, but I haven't found that in years. In my previous post, my homemade version was fantastic, but not really very healthy. I have come up with a better way that still tastes great. You could still serve this on a bun if you wish. We chose whole wheat pasta this time around.
Total cost for dish (with pasta): $4.75/6servings

1 lb ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef)
1 Tbl vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire
1-1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c chopped onion
1/3 c chopped green bell pepper
8 oz tomato sauce
1 (12oz) bottle  Chili Sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 box pasta (or buns/bread)
  • Brown meat. 
  • Meanwhile, combine vinegar, worcestershire, and honey.
  • Drain meat. Add onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, chili sauce, red pepper, chili powder, and vinegar mixture. Stir to blend.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer 20 minutes or until thickened. 
  • Serve over cooked pasta or on toasted buns.

1 comment:

  1. I can totally see this working for either pasta or a bun. Smart mom!


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