Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Today my husband and I went to a co-ed baby shower for a couple in our church Bible Study group that are expecting a little girl.  It was a fun day that included lots of yummy food, including this cheese-bread-muffin dish that was…well…delightful.  I may have eaten, like, five.  Seriously.  Cheese is one of my favourite food groups.  In fact, I’m pretty sure cheese is zero points in Weight Watchers world.  Ok, I’m not that delusional.  In any case, the lady that made them said the name of them, but I can’t remember it now, and that they’re from Brazil.  I will have to find her recipe and make them.  I will save all 34 points I get in one day in order to eat an entire batch.  Or two.  Now I’m just freaking people out, I’m sure.

Moving on to last night’s dinner, how many adults eat sloppy joes on a regular basis?  Or at all?  I know I don’t.  In fact, we NEVER had sloppy joes growing up.  And I’ve never ordered them in a restaurant (are there even restaurants that serve them?), but I’ve had them before here and there.  I found this recipe awhile ago, when I had stumbled upon hundreds and hundreds of sriracha-inspired recipes, but never made it.  Until now.  And I don’t know why I waited so long.  It was AMAZING.  Seriously.  My husband gobbled up two sandwiches, and I gobbled up one sandwich (with a little bit of extra meat as seconds, no bun).  I went easy on the sriracha, since my husband can’t handle heat the way I can, and he said they were pleasantly spicy.  And yes, in the picture below, that is precisely one serving of store-bought French fries.

WW value of everything on my plate: 11

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Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Ingredients:
-cooking spray
-1lb extra lean ground beef
-1/2 onion, minced
-1-2 garlic cloves, minced
-few squirts of dijon mustard
-few shakes of Worcestershire sauce
-few squirts of sriracha sauce (or more, depending on the level of spice you can handle)
-1cu tomato sauce

Directions:
-Spray a deep-ish skillet with cooking spray, and cook ground beef until browned, add onion and garlic, letting it mix in and cook.
-Add mustard and Worcestershire sauce, and mix in.
-Add tomato sauce and stir, letting it simmer for a few minutes.
-Add sriracha sauce.
-Let simmer for as long or little as you want, until it thickens slightly.
-Serve with toasted buns and french fries.
-I also topped mine with lettuce…we needed a leafy green in there!

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3 thoughts on “Sriracha Sloppy Joes

  1. I think the Brazilian treat you are thinking of is Pao de Queijo. I recently actually made a batch for some cookbook recipe testing and they were pretty easy and super tasty

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