Ground Turkey meat Sauce turned "Sloppy Joe," and Lightened Up Pesto -- Learn How To Stretch Your Leftovers!
Now after that "spaghetti" dinner, you're left wondering, what do I do with all that meat sauce? No worries, I've got a great idea for you. Actually, this is one of the more brilliant ideas I've had in a while. Take that leftover meat sauce and turn it into Italian "Sloppy Joe" sandwiches. That's right. We are upgrading your childhood comfort classic and giving it an Italian twist. Toast fresh Ciabatta rolls, top with my lighted up pesto (recipe here) and serve with thick slices of fresh mozzarella, fresh spinach, and of course the leftover meat sauce! The basil pesto adds a sweetness and freshness to the sandwich and the cheese adds a little creaminess. The spinach adds a little bitterness. It really is the perfect sandwich! Serve this sandwich with my super simple broccoli with garlic. It's sure to be a home run!
Now, what do I do with the leftover broccoli and pesto? The pesto can be a spread on just about anything. Toast, veggies, grilled meat, or one of my favorite ways, scrambled eggs. For breakfast the next morning, try this idea: make an omelet with 3 eggs mixed with the garlic broccoli, and filled with some leftover pesto and fresh mozzarella. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser every time.
Stay tuned. The detailed recipes for each of these items will be posted this weekend! What do you do to stretch your leftovers? Share in the comments section. Until next time, happy cooking!