Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Healthy Sloppy Joes and Smokey Collard Greens

These collards are sooo good. You would think there is bacon, or some form of piggy pig in them, as they taste so damn good. It is the fennel, chipotle in adobo, and the smoked paprika which really give them their kick. Marc and I have made these two times and I will continue to go back to this recipe. The sloppy joes paired very well with these collards and are so low in points, that you can even indulge in a carby hamburger bun for dinner. These recipes call for Worcestershire and chicken broth but if you wanted to make this vegetarian you could substitute vegetarian Worcestershire and veggie broth.

The collard recipe serves 5 and was adapted from this site. ww = 1 point per serving
The sloppy joe recipe serves 5 and was adapted from this site. ww = 2 points per serving (no roll)
(The whole dinner with a hamburger bun is 7 points!!!)

Collard Greens

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup white onions (about half of a medium onion), diced
5-6 tops of baby fennel (fronds included), chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
1 cup of chicken broth (reduced sodium)
7 cups collard greens (about 1 head), coarsely chopped
dash smoked paprika

1. In a medium stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook onions and fennel until they are soft but not brown.
2. Add garlic and cook for a minute more.
3. Then add chicken broth, chipotle pepper, collard greens, and a dash of smoked paprika. Stir and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook with the lid on for about 15 minutes until the flavors come together and the collards are nice and soft. Add fresh sea salt and ground black pepper at the very end if need be.

Sloppy Joes

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 tsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
14.5 oz can black beans, rinsed
15 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
* fat free Greek yogurt (optional)
hamburger buns

1. In a sauce pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Then add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
2. Then add chipotle pepper, black beans, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir.
3. Simmer for about 7-10 minutes or until flavors come together and sauce has thickened a bit. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
4. Serve in a toasted hamburger bun with a little dollop of Greek yogurt on top if the spice is too much*!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This looks yummy. I'll have to get Ingrid to try this!