There have been so many delicious dinners over the past few months, that I should not have neglected my posting of each them! Last night had been a winner of all winners! I decided to make roasted chicken with roasted potatoes. Got ready and opened the chicken to sniff a putrid smell - absolutely awful!
What is a gal to do?
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Come up with something new! We had plenty of leftover whole wheat buns from the delicious bacon cheeseburgers on Monday evening (a pregnant lady needs her protein!) so I went for Manwiches. Not a fan myself considering the sloppy mess - uck! But I didn't leave myself any options with ground turkey, ground beef, four cheese Italian sausage and the salad fixings. I have been tired of meatballs since we had a whole week's worth of Italian delicacies including lasagna, pizza, and spaghetti.
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Manwiches (some call them sloppy joes) it was! I copied the first recipe I found on the internet and quickly got to the kitchen. What? No green peppers? No mustard? No celery seed or onion powder? Guess it was time to improvise (nothing new here).
I used part ground turkey and part ground beef for the meat. After it was cooked and chopped up I set it aside. Tossed in melted butter with a 1/4 chopped onion, one chopped celery stalk, and about 5 chopped garlic cloves. Let that cook while I grabbed the ketchup, tomato paste, jalapeno mild sauce, and a can of tomato sauce. Those went in next.
Now to season it up: chili powder, cocoa powder, cumin, and a few large dashes of paprika. Added some fresh lemon juice (half). Then let it simmer and tossed in the ground meat. That simmered on medium high to get the sauce boiled down and thickened.
I used the rest of the melted butter, bit of the chopped garlic (I did a whole head), basil, parsley, cajun seasoning, fresh lemon juice (the other half of the lemon), and tossed boiled red potatoes that were cut into halves then fourths. Let those cook in the oven at 500 degrees while my Manwich simmered.
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The buns were toasted whole wheat, which contain loads of fiber for our baby-to-be!
All in all, a fabulous dinner with plenty of leftovers for lunch the following day! And boy were those leftovers worth EVERY SINGLE BITE!!! I say try your own manwich recipe with what is in your cabinets today!
Now I need to try my own enchilada sauce...hmmm I can taste it already!