Friday, October 29, 2010

Comfort FOOD

First off... I want to say THANK you guys so much for the sweet comments about my 14 weeks post! I love having so many sweet blogging friends. Y'all make me smile! And when you're getting chubbier by the day, a smile is much needed!! ;) SO THANKS!

Speaking of getting chubbier... I wanted to post a yummy recipe I tried for the first time yesterday. It is definitely a comfort food so if you are looking for something quick and easy... and sloppy, here a recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Joes: (similar to sloppy joes)

Grab your crockpot!

What you need:
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 pound lean ground turkey (I use ground buffalo)

1 1/2 cups (12oz) marinara sauce
18 slices of pepperoni quartered (I used a little extra pepp)

1/2 tsp oregano crushed

Whole wheat hamburger buns

Shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Coat large skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cooking, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until soft.

2. Add turkey to skillet (or buffalo/hamburger). Cook 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

3. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Add marinara sauce, pepperoni, and oregano.

4. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Layer meat mixture on bottom halves of buns, then cheese and finish with top halves of buns.

And VOILA! Such a super easy and delicious recipe.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Friday! Another weekend is upon us! Enjoy it ;)

I leave you with the cutest picture I took of our friends Shannon and Don's 1 year old baby. It was her birthday last weekend and Jon and I bought her this hat. I think she is the cutest baby and had to take her pic!

I can tell that she really LOVES her hat!! Isn't she precious!!!



lola said...

I'm definitely saving this one -- I have some ground turkey in the freezer that is dying to be used and I will have some leftover buns after tonight. WOO! :)

Brown Girl said...

That sounds so yummy. I love using our crock pot but you know what??? I HATE cleaning that damn thing!!! Happy Weekend to you!

Unknown said...

That is the cutest baby I've ever seen!

Jane said...
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Jane said...

I've never been a big fan of sloppy joes, but those pepperoni pizza joes look delish! :-) I am going to have to try out that recipe sometime soon.