Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sloppy Joe's Bun Buggy

We had these last night for dinner. The boys had a blast putting them together. Even Justin said he likes eating food that "looks like a cartoon".

Yield: Makes 4 servings

*4 hot dog buns--not split. (Sarah Lee's White French Rolls worked great!)
*16 thin slices cucumber or zucchini
*24 matchstick-size carrot strips, 1 inch long
*4 ripe olives or pimiento-stuffed olives (I used regular black olives)
*1 (10-ounce) package 93% lean ground turkey (I used beef)
*1-1/4 cups prepared reduced-fat spaghetti sauce
*1/2 cup chopped broccoli stems
*2 teaspoons prepared mustard
*1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce*Dash salt
*Dash black pepper
*4 small pretzel twists

1.Hollow out hot dog buns. Use toothpick to make four holes in sides of each bun to attach "wheels." Use toothpick to make one hole in center of each cucumber slice; push carrot strip through hole. Press into holes in buns, making "wheels" on buns.

2.Cut each olive in half horizontally. Use toothpick to make two holes in one end of each bun to attach "headlights." Use carrot strips to attach olives to buns, making "headlights."

3.Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook and stir turkey in skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in spaghetti sauce, broccoli stems, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper; heat through.

4.Spoon turkey mixture into hollowed-out buns. Press pretzel twist into ground turkey mixture, making "windshield" on each buggy.

I realized after I took the picture that I hadn't put the "windshield" on yet. Oops. Oh well.

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