Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

I’m just going to say, I wasn’t a fan of Subway’s Meatball sandwich. It just wasn’t good to me. One of the girls at work brought meatball subs for treat day one time and they were just fantastic and changed mind. I made this recipe really simple.And yes, you can have a turkey meatball sub and still stay on track!

Go to the store, pick up a bag of 24 oz Turkey meatballs from Jeanie-0. There are a couple brands out there that do make lean turkey meatballs like Foster Farms. I couldn’t find them at all. Or if you’re feeling ambitious make your own turkey meatballs at home.  Come home, turn on the slow cooker. Dump the marinara sauce into the slow cooker and meatballs. This is best to do on the weekends since they only take about 4 to 5 hours to cook. If you come home during the lunch hour like I do, then by all means do it then. I’m not stopping you. :) When the meatballs are done, place 4 of them with the sauce on top of some bread and some cheese. Turn on the boiler and toast the bread until they’re brown and the cheese is melted. Don’t walk away from your boiler too, or else you may have some burnt meatball subs when you come back. Enjoy!

Servings:8 (3 Meatballs per sub)

Points Plus: 11

This was hard trying to figure out points plus for. fatsecret and weight watchers are giving me two different points plus for this.

 

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Low Fat Chili Frito Pie

Chili Frito pie is like chili with out all the extra added liquid in it and it’s comfort food at it’s finest. We had this on Sunday night after taking the dogs to their first training class and it was so simple to make.  I added an extra can of beans to this to bump up the fiber content. You can make this even lighter by using lean ground beef or lean ground turkey. The recipe calls for ground sirloin and I didn’t have any of that on hand, so I used ground beef. It was nice and spicy and the husband so I could make this again. He really liked it.

Serves 4

Points Plus: 11

Calories: 414 | Fat: 21.9g | Carbohydrate: 29.2g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 24.5g

Ingredients from Cooking Light

Cooking spray
1 pound ground sirloin
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste
1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1/3 cup water
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
4 ounces lightly salted corn chips (such as Fritos)
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onion tops

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove beef; drain. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in beef, cumin, pepper, and salt.
2. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add broth, 1/3 cup water, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
3. Place 1 ounce chips in each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with about 2/3 cup beef mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons green onions.