Spanish Taverns

Spanish Taverns

Helen Behm, Sioux Falls, SD, sent me a recipe to "lighten up" so that her husband could once again enjoy it. In case you are wondering about the name, this is really another version of Sloppy Joe, but it's called a "tavern" because they were usually served in small town taverns. Cliff remarked that he would dine in my "kitchen tavern" anytime these are on the menu.

Serves 6

16 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup water
1/4 cup Heinz Light Harvest Ketchup or any reduced-sodium ketchup
1 teaspoon JO's Chili Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
6 reduced-calorie hamburger buns

In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion. Stir in water and ketchup. Add JO's Chili seasoning and mustard. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 15 to 20 mintues, stirring occasionally. For each serving, spoon about 2/3 cup meat mixture between a bun.

HINT: Substitute any reputable brand for JO's Chili Seasoning.

Each serving equals:
HE: 2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1/3 Vegetable, 8 Optional Calories
199 Calories, 7gm Fat, 16gm Protein, 18gm Carbohydrate,
314mg Sodium, 8mg Calcium, 1gm Fiber
DIABETIC: 2 Meat, 1 Starch

"Healthy Exchanges Food Newsletter February 1999, pg. 4."

1 comment :

  1. These were given 5 stars by hubs has requested them again tonight and we just had it 3 nights last week!