Spicy Lower Carb Low Fat Sloppy Joe Pasta

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
30 mins

Just something I whipped up tonight, it was awesome quick and easy and I thought I would share the recipe.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (1 1/3 ounce) packet Manwich sloppy joe mix (good for 1 lb. ground beef, I don't use Manwich, the site threw that in there for some reason, I jus)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I use the 96/4 lean ground beef from Trader Joe's, nutrition is based on using 96/4 lean ground beef)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 5 -7 green onions
  • 1 (10 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (with basil, or the equivalent with fresh crushed or diced peeled tomatoes and a bit of chopped basil)
  • 0.5 (10 1/2 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup (undiluted, Campbell's Healthy Request ONLY if you want the recipe low fat)
  • 12 cup fresh mint leaves (chopped, or a small handful... to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
  • 8 dashes hot sauce (I use Trader Joe's Jalapeno... to taste depending on how spicy you like your food.... I like mine wi)
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta (LOW CARB, Dreamfield's pasta can be found at Ralph's for about $2.50 a box. each serving is 2oz. wit)

Directions

  1. Dice your onion, and thinly slice your green onions, put mixture in pan along with the 1 lb. of lean ground beef mixing until cooked and onion is soft.
  2. Boil water and toss in pasta in a separate pot when ground beef is almost cooked.
  3. Pour into beef mixture the crushed tomatoes and basil, low fat cheddar cheese soup (undiluted), and sloppy joe mix - mix until well blended and simmering.
  4. Add mint leaves and mix, taste - add salt and Jalepeno hot sauce, taste - adjust to your liking, and let simmer until the pasta is ready.
  5. Dish out servings of pasta and scoop sauce over pasta and mix. That's it! Easy and open to substitutions. I personally added the low fat cheddar cheese soup to make it more creamy, you can add what you like. A sprinkle of grated cheddar would have been good with this too. Roughly 9-10 net carbs per serving (4 servings - the pasta has 5 net carbs per serving, can of tomatoes 20.3 carbs - 7.3 carbs from fiber = 13/4 = 3.25 per serving, and added a bit for traces from the rest to come up with the estimate) and 6-7 grams of fat.