Cornbread Topped Skinny Sloppy Joe Casserole


It’s pure comfort food and wonderfully delicious! The hearty cornbread topping creates the “bun” for this Sloppy Joe casserole. You’ll love how easy it comes together and any leftovers freeze great! Each slice has 363 calories, 12 grams of fat and 10 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 12 Green. It’s clearly higher in WW points but oh so worth it!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients for Sloppy Joe:

1 pound extra-lean ground beef, I used organic, grass-fed

1 cup onions, diced

1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce or 2 cups jarred tomato or marinara sauce

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon yellow mustard


Ingredients for Cornbread Topping

1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy golden corn muffin mix

1/3 cup reduced-fat milk

1 large egg, beaten

1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)


Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a 9 X 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large nonstick pan, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until heated through. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water and mix again.

3. In a small bowl, stir corn muffin mix, milk, and beaten egg just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).

4. Spoon hot beef mixture into baking dish. Spoon cornbread batter over top. Use a rubber spatula to spread it evenly. Sprinkle the top evenly with shredded cheese.

5. Bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of topping comes out clean.

Makes 6 servings. Each serving one slice.


Food Facts

Many say the origin of the Sloppy Joe can be traced to a bar in Key West, Florida, fittingly called the Sloppy Joe’s Bar. The legitimacy of this claim has long been disputed.

Sloppy Joes are known by many names across the United States such as, Taverns, Hot Tamales, Barbecues, Steamers, Wimples, Yip Yips, and Slush burgers.


Prep Tips
Be sure the Sloppy Joe mixture is hot when you spoon the batter on top so that the cornbread bakes all the way through.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints 10-Blue
WW SmartPoints 12-Green
WW Points Plus

SKINNY  for 1 serving
363 calories, 12g fat, 5g sat. fat, 76mg chol, 25g prot, 42g carbs, 2g fiber, 850mg sod, 14g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
313 calories, 5g sat. fat, 21g protein, 10g sugar

Comments

  1. Andi, I’m not sure about making this ahead of time and baking later. I usually bake it earlier in the day or the day before. It reheats really well. Plus freezes great, too!
    My best,
    Nancy

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