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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Recipe: Gentleman Joes on English Muffins

Shared with permission from Cooking with Kaye: Methods to Meals.  Protein First Recipes You Will Love. 

Gentleman Joes on English Muffins
Freeway Chef, family friendly,   perfect for buffet or tailgating

In a play on words I call these open faced sandwiches Gentleman Joes to avoid confusion with a distant culinary cousin called Sloppy Joe. The meaty sauce in our more genteel version is served on toasted English muffin halves and civilly enjoyed with a fork and knife. It’s not just good manners in play here, however. Studies suggest that meals eaten slowly with utensils versus quickly out of hand, create a better sensory experience and feelings of satisfaction are prolonged.

½ cup ketchup
½ cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can baked beans
1 tablespoon canola oil
1½ pounds 95% lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 English Muffins, split and toasted
6 (1-ounce) slices Cheddar cheese

Directions: Combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and baked beans in a 4-quart slow cooker. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat; add ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook stirring to break up meat; season beef with salt and pepper. Drain and discard excess fat. Add meat mixture to slow cooker and stir with sauce and beans to combine. Cover; set cooker to high and cook 3 hours; or set cooker to low and cook 5 hours. Serve ½ cup Gentleman Joe meat mixture on ½ toasted English muffin topped with one slice of Cheddar.
Nutrition: Serves 6. Each serving provides 583 calories, 25 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 40 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams dietary fiber.

Helpful Tip: Browning meat before adding it to a slow cooker adds color and flavor. But if you’re in a hurry, you can skip this step – EXCEPT for ground meat. Browning ground meat helps remove fat, keeps the pieces from clumping, and sears the meat with appetizing color. It allows unattended slow cooking because there is no need for stirring to break-up the ground meat as it cooks.

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