Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sloppy Joe in a Bowl

Or as my kids called it: spaghetti soup. Which they all ate it, score!

This makes a large pot so plan on left overs for lunches. I love dishing it out and having it ready to grab the remainder of the week. It definitely had a canned tomatoes taste which I am not a complete fan of. But that's rather unavoidable when using canned tomatoes. Would be so good with 4 cups diced up fresh tomatoes in place of the two cans.
Makes about 10 servings
Takes about 30 minutes

1 tsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or lead beef (or half and half)
2 - 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes
15 ounce can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons hot sauce
12 ounces whole wheat pasta
shredded cheddar cheese for topping

In a large pot (I used my enamel coated cast iron) place oil and add vegetables once oil is shimmering. Add in meat and cook until browned.
Add in cans of tomatoes/ sauce. Use an empty can and fill halfway with water, add to pot. Stir in sugar and sauces.
Drop in the noodles and stir til covered. Cover the pot and simmer for 11 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Fix count: 1 cup= 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green
Cheese topping: 1 blue (or 1/2 blue if you don't want to use a full blue of cheese)

Adapted from original recipe here:
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