Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Kind of White Trash Weight Watchers Recipe

As mentioned in an earlier post, as a kid there were certain things we were never allowed to eat: hot dogs, meatloaf, and sloppy Joe's...to name a few.

So in my college days, I sort of fell in love with some of this unsophisticated "white trash" food.  As it turns out, my mom was probably right not serving these foods, which are often high in fat and have all sorts of mystery ingredients.

But three years ago, on my first go with Weight Watchers, I discovered Turkey Sloppy Joe's, which made me feel like I was "cheating" on my diet, while actually being really low in points.

So, here's a white trash, low-in-points version of the turkey sloppy Joe, inspired by a Pillsbury commercial for the "Unsloppy Joe."  With a three-year old in the house, this recipe was a hit.  Plus, placing the Joe in a roll really helps control portions, and makes for a great work lunch the next day.

Lower Fat, Unsloppy Turkey Joes

Effort Meter (1 to 5): 2

Delicious Meter (1 to 5): 3.5
Serving Suggestion: Make with a large salad to complete the meal.

Weight Watcher Points - About 5 Weight Watcher Points per Joe (1/4C of Turkey - 2.5pts plus Crescent - 2.2pts plus cheese/tomatoes).


1Lb Lean Ground Turkey
1Tube Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls
1Packet of Sloppy Joe Mix
1Can of Tomato Paste
Chopped Onion and Garlic (Optional)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 


1. Cook turkey until browned in a skillet.  Drain.
2. Add Sloppy Joe Mix, Tomato Paste and follow instructions on sloppy Joe packet.  Finish off by adding chopped onion and garlic, if desired.
3.  On a baking sheet, stretch out individual crescent rolls.
4. In each crescent, add about 1/4C of turkey Joe mix, top with a light sprinkle of cheese, and then wrap up crescent until sealed like a burrito. 
5. Cook according to crescent roll instructions.

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