Thursday, April 7, 2016
Italian Style Sloppy Joes (Giuseppe's) - Low Carb
This evening I prepared cheese tortelloni for hubby and my brother (they aren't wheat free). Rather than make zucchini pasta to put my spicy meat sauce on, I decided to use my leftover Parmesan Biscuits to make a mini Italian Style Sloppy Joe instead. I browned a package of ground sirloin, then poured on a jar of DelGrosso's Fireworks Sauce and a couple pinches of red pepper flakes and simmered it uncovered for about 20 minutes. I split a Parmesan biscuit in half and spooned the thick spicy meat sauce on top along with some shredded Parmigiano Reggiano. I enjoyed it alongside a big green salad topped with cherry tomatoes and Cello's Whisps (crispy wafers made with 100% Parmesan) that I picked up at Costco. They are light, crisp, and crunchy like croutons and packed with delicious Parmesan flavor. Some low carb folks like to make their own cheese crisps by baking little spoonfuls of shredded Parmesan on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. I snapped a few photos below. There are so many simple and creative ways to stay grain free even when others in your household are not without having to make completely separate meals for everyone. I snapped a couple photos below. Enjoy!