Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dinner on the Quick - With Real Food

It's easy to rely on convenience or frozen food when life gets busy, but look at the labels of some of those pre-packaged or "helper" dinners.  They are full of additives, preservatives, sugar, and sodium.  You can make a really tasty meal in 30 m minutes with a lot less of that, and cheaper too.

This was easy - VERY low in saturated fat and really tasty (husband  gave it two thumbs up)

Simple Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes (serves 4)

1/2 of a large sweet onion  or bell pepper, finely chopped
1 pound ground bison (or replace with cooked lentils for a veggie version)
1/2 teapoon Penzey's roasted garlic powder OR 1/4 teaspoon ground celery seed
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Molasses
4 drops of  hot sauce (I used Scoville Brothers cowboy crooner hot sauce)
2 shakes crushed red pepper
several shakes ground black pepper
tiny pinch of sea salt
Brown meat and veggies (or saute veggies and add cooked lentils).  Add to rest of ingredients and simmer, covered, for 20  minutes (or put in crockpot on low for 2-3 hours if the rest of the family isn't home yet). Serve on a half of a baked potato (wrapped in wet paper towel and nuked 8-11 minutes) with a sprinkle of cheese and veggie of choice.

1 comment:

  1. I love a good baked potato! It seems that restaurants bake them better though. Not sure why. Anyway, that is an easy and fast meal!



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