Growing up my mom always made sloppy joes. The simple quick way with manwhich and ground beef. As you grow up and your palate evolves and you learn about what is healthy real food and what is gross and processed you say I am never going to eat that stuff again! Which is why I have not had sloppy joes in years! That is until I came across this recipe in Light & Delish magazine. I have tweaked it a bit to fit my family’s particular tastes. Not only is this a lighter healthier version of sloppy joe’s it is really Good!!!
1 lb ground chicken
1 each red and yellow peppers diced
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
1tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion minced
2 stalks celery diced
1 -2 chilies in adobo sauce diced it depends on how spicy you want it. I used 2 and it was pretty high on the heat list!
salt and pepper
In a hot pan drizzle olive oil to coat and stir in your diced bell peppers, onions, celery, and garlic cook for approx 5-8 min till veggies are tender.
Remove from pan and keep warm. Salt and pepper the chicken and place in pan and cook through til no longer pink. Add the veggies back to pan and stir in undrained can of fire roasted tomatoes, chile’s in adobo sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer till all is heated through.
Toast hamburger buns and spoon meat mixture over open faced buns. Serve and enjoy! Kid friendly and healthy!