Sunday Brunch: Julie Wheeler's slim and sloppy moussakas
7:37 AM, Feb 24, 2013
9:20 AM, Feb 24, 2013
TULSA - Remember as kid when mom used to make sloppy Joes for dinner and all of your friends wanted to come eat with you? Here is a Mediterranean twist on the sloppy Joe that is figure friendly and fun to eat. Remember to put your napkin around your neck.
Number of Servings: 4
For meat mixture:
16 ounces ground turkey, 93 percent lean
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 green chili pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano
1 chicken bullion cube
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cup 99 percent fat free chicken broth
Cheese Sauce Mixture:
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread
1 1/2 tablspoons white enriched flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Serve on a mini pita and add a side of baked chips.
In a large skillet over medium heat, coat a non-stick pan with cooking spray. Add in onions, garlic, peppers, cinnamon, oregano, and bullion cube and saute for 1 minute until bullion cube is melted.
Add ground turkey and cook 5 minutes until browned. Stir in tomato paste and chicken broth. Let simmer for 10 minutes to allow sauce to reduce.
In a sauce pan add Smart Balance and melt over medium heat. Add in flour, and in a little ground pepper. Whisk in milk and nutmeg to remove any lumps. Once sauce starts to thicken and cheese and turn off heat.
Serve over a mini pita open faced with 1/4 meat mixture and 1/4 cheese sauce mixture. The bread adds extra calories so make sure you count those.
Serving Size: 1/4 meat mixture and 1/4 cheese sauce mixture