A Sandwich for Dinner
I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham. - Dorothy Lamour on working with Hope and Crosby in the "Road" movies
I wanted a sandwich for dinner. Specifically, a toasty warm whole wheat bun piled high with perfectly seasoned and sauced filling - and of course a few veggies on the side. Many of our family's favorite sandwiches meet my caloric goals; but I craved a certain sandwich that did not. I wanted the spicy beef and sauce sandwich that I made a lot when the kids were home. My Sloppy Joes were usually served up with a heaping pile of tater tots.
Now, a Sloppy Joe is not in and of itself a bad thing. All of us here at Calorie Count know that all we have to do is search for the calories, serve the right portion, and we are good. Unfortunately, for this sandwich, I could not pile on the filling if I were to keep to my goals for the day. A little dab of Sloppy Joe lost amid a vast expanse of bun would simply not do. I’ve re-vamped so many of my recipes, it was time to do the same to my traditional Sloppy Joe!
Mushrooms are great as meat substitutes, so I created a Sloppy Portobello! Savory mushrooms by themselves would have been fine, but I preferred to load the Joe with onions and sweet red pepper as well – all beautifully caramelizing before mixing with seasonings. The result was superb and this sandwich will be a regular on my dinner or lunch plate. The entire meal took only about 20 minutes from chopping to eating – less time than my regular Joe.
Caramelized onions, sweet red pepper and the mushroom rockets this vegetarian Sloppy Portobello way over the top on anyone’s deliciousness scale.
Meganr prefers tempeh to soy crumbles and used it to create this flavor-filled recipe - Sloppy Joes with Tempeh. Give it a try tonight!
Sloppy José adds plenty of Tex-Mex flair to the mild flavor of ground turkey. Add some heat with a few dashes of Tabasco Sauce.
Using the recipe search bar right here at Calorie Count, I found this terrific Turkey Sloppy Joe recipe.
Crazypotato98’s ground beef Sloppy Joe is quick to make, uses handy pantry items, and is guaranteed to satisfy the carnivores in your family.
If you love finding new uses for your crockpot, try About.com’s Crockpot Sloppy Joes.
Do you enjoy a good sandwich for dinner? What kind? Does it have to be a hot sandwich? How have your ideas of dinner changed since joining Calorie Count? Have you tweaked some of your standard recipes to fit your new way of eating, or do you just find totally new recipes? Do you have a great idea for a dinner sandwich? Share it with us here! If you would like to have your sandwich or other recipe considered for the CC Palate, send it to me by pm.