Sunday, February 13, 2011

Eat Clean RATATOUILLE Sloppy Joes

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We were discussing Sloppy Joes this week.  Who needs Manwich when you
can create your own SJ Masterpiece.

Probably the best Sloppy Joe I've ever had!!! Everything about it is super clean & it is so delicious!!


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground bison, beef or turkey breast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • i medium onion, diced
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 3/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 sweet red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 small eggplant (3/4 lb), diced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium all natural tomato/marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sucanat or raw honey
  • Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 thin whole-grain sandwich buns, toasted


ONE: Heat a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, meat, garlic and onion and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, breaking up meat with a spoon while cooking, until no liquid remains and meat is browned. Add chile powder, mustard and cayenne, stir well and continue to cook for 1 more minute. Pour mixture into a bowl and set aside.

TWO: Return pan to heat and add bell pepper, zucchini and eggplant, stir and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add meat mixture back to pan, stir well and reduce heat to medium. Cook for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often, or until all vegetables are tender and cooked throughout.

THREE: Add tomato/marinara sauce, 2 tbsp water and Sucanat or honey to pan, stirring until meat and vegetables are coated. Cook until sauce is hot and bubbling. Season with salt and black pepper. To serve, sandwich 3/4 cup of mixture between each bun.

Tips & Bonus Information

Nutrients per 1 filled Sloppy Joe sandwich (including 3/4 cup filling): Calories: 232, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 30 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 18 g, Sodium: 255 mg, Cholesterol: 30 mg
COOKING TIME: about an hour


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