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Meatless Monday…Sloppy Joes – Veggie Style!

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I’ve been wanting to try this concoction out for sometime now, so with my vegetarian sister in town, I had the perfect excuse!  At my house we are NOT vegetarians (we love-a spicy meata-ball!) but we eat a lot of veggies.  I constantly look for ways to add vegetables to our meals, sometimes I do this with salads, sometimes side dishes, and sometimes I add them to the main dish.

Recently I started I adding shredded green cabbage to my Sloppy Joe recipe each time I made it.  I don’t have official numbers to share, but I am sure that the calories, cholesterol, and fat are significantly reduced when you replace about half the meat with cabbage.

After doing this a couple of times, I became interested in making a totally meatless Sloppy Joe sandwich, which leads us to today’s recipe!

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes (Recipe makes about 8 sandwiches)
6-8 Cups Shredded Green Cabbage
1 Carrot, Shredded
1/2 Green Pepper, Diced
1 Cup Corn (I used frozen, but fresh or canned will work too)
Water
 
Sauce
1 Cup Ketchup
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
 
1 Package Buns 
  1. Add shredded cabbage and a 1/4 cup water to large saute pan over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Allow cabbage to cook for about 5 minutes.  You basically want to give it, a head start on cooking before adding the other vegetables.
  2. Add remaining vegetables to pan, stirring occasionally.  Allow to cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a medium size bowl.
  4. Add sauce mixture to vegetables, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium.
  5. Cook for about 5-8 minutes until cabbage reaches desired consistency.
  6. Scoop mixture on buns, eat, enjoy!
Nothing goes with Sloppy Joes better than Mac & Cheese! I recently used my couponing skills to buy Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese for $1, it was creamy, cheesy, and oh so good!
 The package comes complete with a tasty breadcrumb topping, after a few minutes in the oven, you’ve got a real comfort food classic ready for dinner!
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Super Double Coupons HT February 15, 2012

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Super Double Coupon Week at Harris Teeter!  This is the best time to put some high value coupons to good use.  Any coupon under $1.98 will be doubled, so if you have a coupon for $1.50 off an item, it will become $3 off an item!  This made for some good deals, let’s check it out…

  • 2 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese: $2 Total
  • 10 Greek Yoplait Yogurts: $4.50 Total
  • 2 Boxes Honey Nut Cheerios: $1.50 Total
  • 1 Box Cinnamon Toast Crunch: $0.75
  • 1 Box Honey Nut Chex: $0.75
  • 2 Knorr Rice Sides: $0.50
  • Garlic Knots: $0.50
  • 4 Boxes Fiber One Bars: $3.60 Total
  • Johnsonville Chicken Sausage: $2
  • 2 Boxes Hefty One Zips: *Free*
  • 2 Bag Milo’s Dog Treats: $1 Total
  • Bic Pens: *Free*
  • Welch’s Pom-Blueberry Juice: $1
  • Loaf of Bread: $1.99
  • Half Dozen Bagels: $2.24
  • HT Frozen Yogurt: $3.33
  • Gallon Organic Milk: $7
  • 1 Organic Pear (for making baby food!): $2.39
  • 2 Packages Stride Gum: *Free*
  • Got 2 Be Hair Smoothing Serum: $0.19

Total Cost of Items: $77.68 (before VIC card or coupons)

Once my Harris Teeter VIC card was applied and then a nice handful of double coupons were subtracted, I only paid…

$37.07

Highlights for this trip were: cereal for less than a $1 a box, free pens and gum for my Operation Christmas Child Boxes.  If these savings aren’t dramatic enough for you, if you take out the gallon of milk alone, then I got all of the above for $30, not too shabby!