Any other feta cheese lovers out there? Raise your hand. I love the stuff. You don’t need much of it because it is strong, but such a nice change from my regular cheddar or mozzarella I use.
(Note: I was hoping to round up a collection of Valentine recipes from around the web, but with the kitchen remodel and vacation, I just don’t have the time. That said – check out a sneak peak of the new countertops below! We are still under construction but I can’t wait to share the final transformation!)
Sloppy joes are great because they are EASY to make and are pretty much universally liked. The thing that makes these Greek? My guess is because they are not sweetened, have garlic, oregano and red onion in them. But the best? They are topped with feta cheese. I bet olive lovers would also like to top theirs with olives. Go for it!
Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home, make 4-6 servings
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean) or ground turkey (on sale now, BOGO at Krause’s!)
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 3/4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- Chopped romaine lettuce
- Chopped roma tomatoes
- Flatbread, buns, pita or bread
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Sliced green onions
- In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain if needed. Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, pepper and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, pile sloppy joes on a flatbread or roll, sprinkle with feta cheese, romaine lettuce, fresh Roma tomatoes and green onions.
Assemble your carb vehicle of choice – bread, bun, pita, wrap, etc. This would also make for a most delicious pizza topping.
Wrap and slice. Serve with veggies and you have yourself a nice, rounded, healthy meal. This was a hit for both of us. I can’t wait for the leftovers. Enjoy!