Dinner time you say? Alright alright, twist my arm…
So on our Sunday trek back from Wilmington I gave the trusty Cooking Light book a flip through in search of meal ideas for the week!
I had picked up some ground beef at Whole Foods before we left (on special) and couldn’t quite think of exactly what I wanted to do with it… CL to the rescue!
Did I mention that weekly meal planning if one of my favorite things to do?!
Do you like planning meals too? Would you have any interest in seeing how I plan for and get our homemade meals on the table while also managing a full time work schedule? Just curious 🙂
CHIPOTLE SLOPPY JOES
And since The Man always comments that we “never have the same meal twice,” I of course, am always here to prove him wrong haha 😛 jk guys aight
I made some changes from (1) the ingredients & method/order of cooking and (2) from last time around — even I change my own changes on recipes?!!?
So here goes it, my take on C.L.’s Chipotle Sloppy Joes!
- 1lb ground beef (antibiotic & hormone free, 90/10)
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 spoonfuls tomato paste
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, sliced
- 1.5 tsp ground cumin
- cooking spray
- hamburger buns or bread of choice, toasted
First saute up the onions & peppers in cooking spray for a few minutes…
Add the ground beef, cumin, S&P cooking until done…
Then add the garlic, chipotle in adobo, tomato sauce and tomato paste and lower the heat, covering to let the flavors combine while the rest of the meal is prepared…
Served up “bun-style” for him and “thin bagel open-faced” style for her 😀
Half baked sweet potato topped with cilantro green olive salsa & sour cream, so good, so good.
I also whipped up a tex-mex salad topped with tomato, cucumber, tomato, olives, onion and corn…
The Man had his veg too, don’t worry… corn, “butter style” 😉
Perfect mid-week meal 🙂 This recipe is really great, I would highly recommend trying it for a spin on the ol’ classic!
Well I’m pretty excited that the week is half way over, not going to lie. After being outta town last weekend I’m definitely looking forward to being home, relaxing & doing things around the house this weekend! (what, it’s only Wednesday haha?)
And before I go, just a reminder that there are a few more days left to enter my giveaway!! So check it out friends 🙂
I’ll leave you with this, taken at 8pm tonight…
… I love spring time 😉