Hi all! Here is the recipe I promised you all awhile back for my Weight Watchers SmartPoints Friendly Sloppy Joe Muffins. How many of you grew up loving Manwich or even know what that is?? It’s “almost” as easy but definitely more tasty to make your sloppy joes from scratch with this simple veggie packed recipe. This is my go to mix for making sloppy joes, but, let’s be honest, my real reason for making these ~ crescent muffin cups! I never knew sloppy joes could be made even better by baking them in these sweet, doughy crescent cups that have cheesy goodness on the top and bottom. The crescent muffin takes up 4 smartpoints in this recipe (I used Trader Joe’s) but I’ve heard the Annie’s version is only 3 smartpoints which would make these only 5 points each. Definitely something to check out.
Cheesy, not so sloppy, muffin cups that are packed with veggies all in a fun to eat crescent muffin ~ need I say more?!
INDIVIDUAL SLOPPY JOE MUFFIN CUPS (print it!)
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt & black pepper
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- 2 oz 2% cheddar, finely shredded
- 16 crescent rolls (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and carrots. Cook until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle chili powder, sea salt and black pepper over turkey mix.
- Whisk together the ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Pour over turkey mix, reduce heat and simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Spray 2 muffin tins with nonstick spray (only coating 16 cups). Fill the cups you are not using half way with water. Roll out the crescent rolls, then, firmly press one triangle in each muffin cup pushing it up the sides. Place a 1 tsp pinch of cheese in each crescent cup. Then, use 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the turkey/veggie mix. Finish by topping with another 1 tsp pinch of cheese on top.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the crescent rolls puff up and are slightly browned. Enjoy with a nice big salad.
Makes 16 sloppy joe muffin cups, 6 smartpoints per cup (without veggies included)
Nutritional information per muffin cup with the veggies included:
STEP – BY – STEP:
Brown your meat and veggies over medium high heat until browned, about 8-10 minutes.
Sprinkle mix with chili powder, salt and pepper then pour your “sloppy tomato sauce mix” over mixture. Stir to combine and reduce heat cooking for 4-5 minutes until sauce slightly thickens.
While the meat cooks, prepare your muffin cups by pushing each crescent roll into the prepared muffin tins. It’s not super easy and it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be pushed up the sides enough to form a cup. Top each cup with about a teaspoon of cheese.
I used my 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the mix into each muffin – add more or less to make sure the muffin tin is full. Then, top with another teaspoon of cheese dividing among all muffins.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and puffed. Definitely a fun and delicious way to sneak in more veggies but these will have more staying power when served up with a big side salad.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I will catch up with you all tomorrow with what is on the menu this week.