One of America’s Favorites – Sloppy Joe

October 16, 2017 at 5:46 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A homemade sloppy joe with coleslaw

A Sloppy Joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century.

 

 

 

Early 20th century American cookbooks offer plenty of sloppy joe type recipes, though they go by different titles: Toasted Deviled Hamburgers, Chopped Meat Sandwiches, Hamburg a la Creole, Beef Mironton, and Minced Beef Spanish Style.

 

Marilyn Brown, Director of the Consumer Test Kitchen at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, says their research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the sloppy joe’s origins lie with the “loose meat sandwiches” sold in Sioux City, Iowa in the 1930’s and were the creation of a cook named Joe.

References to sloppy joes as sandwiches begin by the 1940s. One example is a 1944 Coshocton Tribune ad under the heading “Good Things to Eat” says “Sloppy Joes’ – 10c – Originated in Cuba – You’ll ask for more – The Hamburg Shop” and elsewhere on the same page, “Hap is introducing that new sandwich at The Hamburg Shop – Sloppy Joes – 10c.”

The term sloppy joe’s had an earlier definition of any cheap restaurant or lunch counter serving cheap food quickly or of a type of casual clothing.

Food companies began producing packaged sloppy joe sauce, such as Manwich, by the 1960s.

 

 

Sloppy Joe meat being prepared

Several variations of the sloppy joe exist in North America. In Quebec, Canada, sandwiches of stewed ground beef such as pain à la viande and pain fourré gumbo are usually served on hot dog buns. A similar sandwich, the “dynamite”, exists in the area around Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and is distinguished by the use of onions, bell peppers, and sometimes celery.

Stewed meat sandwiches are common in several other culinary traditions as well. The rou jia mo, from China’s Shaanxi Province, consists of stewed pork, beef, or lamb on a steamed bun. Keema pav of Indian cuisine uses a pav bread roll filled with keema, a minced, stewed, curried meat.

Ground turkey or textured vegetable protein may be used as a substitute for ground beef.

A sloppy joe differs from a traditional loose meat or tavern sandwich due largely to its tomato-based sauce.

In some stores in northern New Jersey, an unrelated sandwich made with a combination of deli meat, such as turkey, roast beef or especially ham, with coleslaw, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on three slices of rye bread is also known as a sloppy joe.

 

 

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

October 16, 2017 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes. Add your own favorite spices and herbs. For added heat you can add a Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Ingredients
1/4 cup extra light olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vegetarian low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional)
1-2 tsp chili powder, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pinch ground black pepper
whole-grain hamburger buns

Directions
1 – Heat oil in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion in the oil until translucent. Crumble the tempeh into the skillet; cook and stir until golden brown. Add the green pepper and garlic; cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, molasses, Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional), chili powder, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, salt, coriander, thyme, oregano, paprika, and black pepper; stir. Simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon hot onto whole-grain hamburger buns to serve. Enjoy!

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Easy Lemon Chicken

October 10, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Easy Lemon Chicken. Chicken, Bell Peppers, and Spices make up this delicious and Diabetic Friendly Chicken Dish. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the Dish. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Easy Lemon Chicken
Quick, easy and satisfying. Serve with rice or Asian noodles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
12 ounces chicken breast tenders, cut in thirds
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced into 2-inch strips
1/4 cup green bell pepper, sliced into 2-inch strips

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small mixing bowl. Add sliced chicken tenders. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 10 minutes.
2 – Stir the lemon juice, 1/4 cup soy sauce, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and 1 teaspoon cornstarch together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3 – Heat oil in a medium frying pan. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until just done. Add sauce and sliced peppers. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until sauce thickens and peppers are slightly tender.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 150; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 730mg; Total Carbs: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 21g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/easy_lemon_chicken_recipe.html

Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers

October 8, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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It’s an early Halloween Treat recipe, Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey along with Red Onion, Garlic, and Tomatoes. Then all the ingredients are stuffed into Bell Peppers and baked. You can find this recipe on the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
6 medium bell peppers

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion and garlic and cook 14 to 16 minutes or until turkey is cooked through. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in tomatoes and cook 3 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
3) Cut tops off peppers and carefully remove seeds and membranes. Using a sharp knife cut decorated faces into sides of peppers. Spoon turkey mixture into peppers and replace tops.
4) Place in lightly greased baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories190
Protein15g
Carbohydrates13g
Fiber4g
Sugars9g
Fat9g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium480mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1211-halloween-taco-turkey-peppers

Soup Special of the Day! – Chicken Tortilla Soup

September 17, 2017 at 5:15 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Chicken Tortilla Soup. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe Ingredients:

1 fresh whole chicken
4 1/2 cups water
10 tablespoons vegetable oil – divided use
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon crushed dried basil
1 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 corn tortillas, sliced
1 cup shredded reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a 3-quart saucepan simmer chicken in water until tender*, about 25 minutes. Remove chicken from stock, straining and reserving stock; allow chicken to cool enough to handle. Separate meat from skin and bone, and dice. Set aside meat and stock.
2 – In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and cook onions and garlic until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken meat, stock and broth, tomato sauce, green bell pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, basil, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
3 – In a skillet, heat remaining 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) oil. Add tortilla slices, working in batches if necessary, and cook until light brown, 30 to 60 seconds; drain on paper towel.
4 – Divide tortilla strips among the serving bowls; pour soup on top. Top with cheese and avocado.
Makes 12 servings.

Soup Special of the Day……..Turkey Sausage and Rice Soup

September 3, 2017 at 5:43 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Sausage and Rice Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage along with leeks, carrots, bell peppers, fresh thyme, and white rice. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. While there check all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Sausage and Rice Soup
Simmer smoked turkey sausage, leeks and carrots together with bell peppers, fresh thyme and white rice in this colorful, delicious soup. Ready in under 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons butter
1 large or 2 medium sliced leeks, white and light green parts
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 (14-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
2 cups diced mixed bell peppers, preferably red and yellow
3 (13¾-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
¾ cup uncooked quick cooking brown rice
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
chives, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks and carrots; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2) Cut sausage into ½-inch slices. Add sausage to saucepan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3) Add bell peppers, chicken broth, rice and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
4) Stir in fresh thyme. Ladle into bowls. Top with chives, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories260
Protein14g
Carbohydrates26g
Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Fat11g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium950mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/145-turkey-sausage-and-rice-soup

 

 

Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
JENNIE-O® Fully Cooked Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage is easy to slice and add to your favorite recipes such as pasta, pizzas, soup or snacks! Because the sausage is hardwood smoked, it has a great taste and texture with less fat – 65% less fat than smoked beef sausage*. Comes fully cooked so prep time is minimal whether you’re cooking on a grill, in the microwave or simmering in a pot of water. Gluten free.

*This matches the Jennie-O package claim and has been approved by the USDA.

* HARDWOOD SMOKED
* GLUTEN FREE
https://www.jennieo.com/products/78-fully-cooked-hardwood-smoked-turkey-sausage

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Beany Zucchini

August 14, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a- Grilled Beany Zucchini. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Grilled Beany Zucchini

Hollowed out zucchini are stuffed with a savory Italian-seasoned bean filling and grilled just until the shells are crisp-tender.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo or red beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed, drained and coarsely mashed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:

1 – Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop zucchini that was removed.
Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
2 – Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.
3 – Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240; Fat 7 g; % Calories from Fat 24; Calcium 152 mg; Carbohydrate 37g; Folate 138 mcg; Sodium 327 mg; Protein 11 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 4 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/grilled_beany_zucchini_recipe.html

Traditional Turkey Sloppy Joes

August 11, 2017 at 4:56 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Just passing along another delicious and healthy Jennie – O Turkey recipe, Traditional Turkey Sloppy Joes. I’ve made my Sloppy Joes many times using the JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey. It’s Sloppy Joes mad healthier and even more delicious! These Joes are 270 calories and 21 net carbs per sandwich. You can find this recipe along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Traditional Turkey Sloppy Joes

Enjoy traditional sloppy joes with a delicious twist—as this recipe replaces classic ground beef with lean ground turkey. Bonus? You can get this easy meal on the table in less than 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 small onion, chopped
½ cup bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 hamburger buns, split and toasted

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2) Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Spoon mixture onto bottom of rolls; close with roll tops.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories270
Protein22g
Carbohydrates25g
Fiber4g
Sugars6g
Fat9g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium610mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/181-traditional-turkey-sloppy-joes

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Chili Cheese Turkey Brats

July 28, 2017 at 6:07 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is, Chili Cheese Turkey Brats. Brats made special, Chili Cheese Turkey Brats! Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst with toppings of Chili, Kidney Beans, Onions, Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, and Bell Peppers. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Chili Cheese Turkey Brats

Great Topping Idea

Quick, easy and tasty: the trifecta of kid-friendly weeknight dinner recipes. Add chopped onions and kidney beans to your lean turkey bratwurst for a break from the bratwurst norm. Ready in under 15 minutes!

INGREDIENTS

1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst
5 bratwurst buns
¼ cup chili
2 tablespoons cooked kidney beans
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons shredded pepper jack cheese
assorted chopped bell peppers, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook the bratwursts as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Place bratwursts on the buns. Top bratwursts with chili, kidney beans, onion and cheese.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories330
Protein23g
Carbohydrates28g
Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Fat13g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium980mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/311-chili-cheese-turkey-brats

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Terrific Turkey Tostados

July 21, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is Terrific Turkey Tostados. Sounds good, looks good, got to be good! You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Flour Tortillas, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Monterey Jack Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes like this week’s Terrific Turkey Tostados! Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Terrific Turkey Tostados
Love tacos and quesadillas? Then you’ll love these Mexican Tostados—featuring pan-fried tortillas topped with seasoned ground turkey, sautéed veggies, melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
6 flour tortillias
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ cup red onion, sliced in strips
½ cup yellow or green bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
¾ teaspoon salt, if desired
¾ cup salsa, divided
1 (15-ounce) can refried black beans or refried beans
1 cup crumbled queso fresco or shredded Monterey jack cheese
¼ cup sour cream, if desired
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS

1) In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil until hot. Add tortilla to hot oil; cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain; repeat with remaining 5 tortillas.
2) Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cumin and salt. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup salsa; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3) Meanwhile, combine beans and remaining 1/4 cup salsa; heat in microwave oven or small saucepan until hot. Spread bean mixture over tortillas; top with turkey mixture, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve with additional salsa, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories410
Protein26g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber6g
Sugars3g
Fat19g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium920mg
Saturated Fat7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/221-terrific-turkey-tostados

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