Monday, January 30, 2012

Are you ready?

For some "friggin' a we made the Superbowl again" football?

Or some "oh, ok, some other team made it, but I love a good game" football?

Or a "Who cares about football, I just want to see Madonna" football?

Honestly, if the Pats weren't playing, I'd only be tuning in for a few commercials. Sleep is much too precious these days. That said, the Pats are playing *happy dance* and though E and I are happily housebound due to a certain little man, we will be hosting our own Superbowl party for two. Even without a long guest list, a big sandwich, and an ice luge, we will have good food and beer. I'm all for calorie laden gorge-fests sometimes, but I figure lightening up a few things doesn't hurt either. If you're looking for a healthy option to serve guests that can be made in advance, takes very little time or work, and is frickin' delicious, this recipe is perfect. You can keep it warm in a crock pot and let guests serve themselves while they scream at the TV. Just make sure you leave out a stack of napkins, 'cause these buggers are saucy!

Turkey Veggie Sloppy Joe Sliders
adapted from Bon Appetit, September 1999
1 lb. ground turkey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup corn
3 Tbls. chili powder
2 Tbls. tomato paste
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
1 bottle of dark beer
olive oil
salt and pepper
Whole Wheat slider buns (Martin's makes a yummy potato version!)

Heat a little olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add turkey and cook until well browned, crumbled with a wooden spoon. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until veggies are tender. Add chili powder and tomato paste and cook a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add ketchup and beer and cook, stirring until foam subsides. Redeuce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until sauce reduces. Season with salt and pepper, add corn and cook until heated through. Serve on slider buns.

Crossing my fingers that I get to see this face one more time! Swoon.

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Katie said...

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momto8 said...

oh they look and sound so yummy....and fun!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Handmade in Israel said...

Your Sloppy Joe Sliders sound great - enjoy the game!
Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog.

Joanne said...

It's going to be an exciting game, that's for sure! And even more exciting with these sloppy joes to be eaten. They sound like the perfect game day food!

Terri said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too!