Healthy Joes

Zucchini SpaghettiSloppy Joes at half the calories and all the great taste! Hmm Hmm Good!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground meat
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1 hot pepper chopped (optional)
  • 3 cups finely diced zucchini
  • 3 cups fresh tomatoes chopped or 1 large can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups packed chopped spinach, Swiss chard, or kale
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ tsp., salt plus 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Oil enough to coat skillet

Directions:

1.   Coat a large skillet with oil, place on medium to high heat.

2.   Add ground meat. Salt with 1 tsp. of salt. Cook until all the meat is no longer pink. Push meat to one side of the skillet.

3.   Add the onions and peppers. Sprinkle with ½ tsp. of salt. Sauté until the onions and peppers are thoroughly wilted.

4.   Mix the meat with the onions and peppers. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are browned.

5.   Add the spinach (or Swiss chard or kale) and tomatoes and ½ tsp. salt. Stir until spinach wilts.

6.   While the meat is cooking, coat a separate skillet with oil and add zucchini on medium heat. Sauté the zucchini until it is browned. Add the remaining ½ tsp. salt.

7.   Add the garlic and toss.

8.   Toss the zucchini in with the meat mixture.