I saw this on a friend’s blog and decided to try it out! I’m always looking for healthy, easy recipes. The other thing I really like about the cauliflower recipe is that it had a ton of flavor without sacrificing the nutritional value. I always thought that eating broccoli drenched in a fatty cheese sauce kind of defeated the purpose! I adapted a little bit, but they both turned out great. Aaron told me that these were the best sloppy joes he’s ever had. Well, great!
Healthier Sloppy Joes
1 lb. lean ground beef (I used 4% fat)
1/2 cup onion, small-diced
2 cloves garlic (I used Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cubes–love these things)
1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. cayenne (if you want a little heat)
1/2 cup no salt added tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
Heat in a medium sized skillet over medium heat and add the Pam spray. Add onions and cook until translucent.
Add extra lean ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon.
Add herbs, spices and garlic and cook until meat is browned.
Add tomato products, water, brown sugar and ketchup. Simmer until thickened, about 5-8 minutes.
Serve on whole wheat buns.
1 bag (16 oz.) frozen cauliflower
2 Tbsp. fat free or low-fat cream cheese
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup skim milk
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Put cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cook for approximately 6 minutes (or until heated through).
Add remaining ingredients and put in microwave for another 2 minutes.
Using a blender, process cauliflower until it reaches the desired consistency (best if not pureed too much!)
Source: Adapted from Culinary Infatuations by Ally