Monday, October 23, 2017

5-Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwiches: Quick and Delicious Weeknight Dinner My Kid's Love!

Make an eye-popping family favorite dinner in record time!
5-Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwiches: Family Favorite Meal in Under 20 Minutes

I do my best to prep meals ahead of time but there are days when shi-kaka happens, and I'm scrambling to pull together an evening meal. Do you ever have one of those days?

When in this situation I go with a standard 3-step approach to dinner >> Order, drive-through, and pay.

What can I say, even this food blogger (and vlogger) who promotes healthy eating uses the drive-through on occasion.


With that said, I prefer to follow this trio of meal prep steps instead:



Step #1: Mise en Place (fancy French term for gather ingredients): Takes 2 to 3 minutes.

Step #2: Kitchen Yoga (or anything to help de-stress the mind before cooking): 2 minutes.

Step #3: Comfortably Assemble a One-Pan Meal: Preferably in under 20 minutes.

Even when short on time I would rather prepare a quick meal at home because it gives me the opportunity to at least place a healthy side dish (or two) on the plate.


5-Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwich: Saucy Meat Filling in the Pan

Consider these 5-Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwiches


Not the healthiest choice, right?

But when my two kids see this irresistible sandwich on their plate it turns them into Sloppy Joe Zombies! 

While in their zombie trance, they couldn't care less about the steamed vegetables I place on their plates. They just gobble up everything in sight.

And, since zombies don't speak, I don't hear complaints about not having pizza delivered.

The moment of silence is like sweet music to my ears (give me a second as I wipe a happy tear from my eye). 

To see how I prepare these delicious Sloppy Joe Sandwiches - without feeling stressed, click on the pic below to watch on YouTube.  

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5-Ingredient Sloppy Joe Sandwiches


MAKES: 4 sandwiches
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) extra lean (or lean) ground beef
  • 1 can (7.5 oz. / 213 ml) pizza sauce (or use a tomato-based pasta sauce)
  • 1 can (4 oz. / 127 ml) chopped green chilies (or use salsa)
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 buns (hamburger or Kaiser buns)
DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium-sized skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain any excess fat.

2. Stir in pizza sauce, green chilies, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.

3. Spoon an equal amount of meat mixture on each bun. Serve with a side of healthy steamed vegetables.


Brent Garell from Cookapalooza

Hi I'm Brent! The recipes you will find on this blog, my vlog, and in my weekly updates, are easy-to-make dinners my family and I enjoy. You'll also find a few top picks from my cookbook, along with a 1/4-cup of know-how to make cooking less stressful on yourself.

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