7/17/12

Squashy Joes

You know how parents sometimes hide veggies from kids in meals?  Yeah, me neither.  I've just vaguely heard of it.  I think I remember some stink involving Jerry Seinfeld's wife, a cookbook and plagerism.  

**Hold the phone.  Seinfeld's is in the spell check while pagerism is not. Am I so off on that spelling that it couldn't even recognize it or does blogger care more about Jerry than the written word?  Hmmm. Carry on.**

***Update!  It's plagiarism.  Carry on.  Again.*** 

So this is a meal where you could hide veggies.  I guess.  If you chopped the squash up real small, blindfolded your kids, and changed the name.  But if you're like me and love some summer squash, none of that will be necessary.  You can proceed as directed and go on with your bad self. 
Squashy Joes
adapted from The New Southern Garden Cookbook

cooking spray
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups of squash, diced
1 lb of lean ground beef (96/4)
1 tbl ground chili pepper
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
1 8-oz can of tomato sauce
1 cup of water
1/4 cup bbq sauce
1 tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 tbl light brown sugar (packed)
kosher salt, to taste 

Spray a large pan with cooking spray over medium high heat.  Add the onions and cook until tender.  Add the squash and cook until crisp-tender. Transfer to a medium bowl.  

Add the ground beef, cook until done.  Add in the chili pepper, paprika and cumin and stir for thirty seconds.  Add the tomato sauce, water, bbq sauce, brown sugar and combine well.  Let simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens up.

Serving size 1/2 cup (makes about 8)
Points plus 3

I enjoyed this on some mockingbird white bread with a slice of ultra thin Swiss and a side of herbed couscous salad.

Rock on, party people.  Rock on.     


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