For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I knew Buffalo would be the recipe. SRC is where each member is assigned another participant’s blog, selects a recipe, makes it, then blogs about it, with all entries posting on the same day, I was assigned Debbi Does Dinner. Debbi’s blog is full of dinner recipes that are not only delicious and filling but nutritious. I debated between the Buffalo chicken stuffed shells, the Buffalo chicken shepherd’s pie, Buffalo chickpea patties (how cool!), and sloppy Buffalo Joes. Are you sensing a theme here? She and I (and those we cook for) obviously share a love of hot and spicy! Being a Weight Watcher, I appreciate that Debbi focuses on easy, healthy recipes.
|Buffalo Sloppy Joe|
The recipe below reflects my changes.
Sloppy Buffalo Joes
Makes 8 4-ounce sandwiches
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef (or ground chicken breast or ground turkey breast)
1 carrot, peeled and chopped or grated
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 T red wine vinegar
2 T brown sugar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/3 C hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
1/2 C tomato sauce
8 good quality burger rolls, split and toasted
1 wedge Laughing Cow cup blue cheese wedge per sandwich
Heat a large skillet with extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and break it up with wooden spoon, cook 5 to 6 minutes. Add in carrots, onions, and garlic, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook 7 to 8 minutes more. In a bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and tomato sauce. Pour into the pan and stir to combine. Simmer a few minutes more.
Pile sloppy Buffalo filling onto buns and top with blue cheese and chopped pickles.