|Turkey Joe's, sweet corn, and pineapple|
1 lb of ground turkey
1/2 cup of Trader Joe's Barbecue Sauce*
*Some* minced onion and minced garlic
What you do:
Brown the ground turkey in a large pan. Once browned, throw in the barbecue sauce and the spices. Stir to combine, reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer for a few minutes. Serve on a toasted, buttered bun with pickle slices or whatever you like. ((I'm using sandwich thins because I bought a pack and I swear to John Lithgow they are reproducing in my refrigerator.))
*You can use any brand of barbecue sauce you like, obviously. TJ's has a nice smoky, sweetness to it though. I also like the Jack Daniels' brand of sauces though.
I know this is nothing earth-shattering, but it wasn't an idea that had occurred to me before and I don't think I've ever heard it suggested somewhere. I suspect I will make this a lot. Served along side some sweet corn and fresh pineapple, it feels like summer, no?
Nutritional Info for just the meat: 1/4 pound serving is approximately 180 calories and 2 grams of fat if you use the super lean variety. SCORE.
Now here is how someone who isn't about to eat their own arm off might make the sauce...
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pinch celery salt
1 pinch mustard powder
Basically all you do is throw that all in a sauce pan, stir to combine, and let it simmer on low for about 5 minutes. You can then add it to your browned turkey or beef.
Unfortunately, this is another one of the recipes that has been in my email folder for a few years and I am clueless as to where it came from. The calorie count would be about the same though.
I'm off to do some boning up on my new writing gig!