Barbecued Beans and Chicken Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground chicken (ground turkey can also be used)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 6 Whole Wheat Buns, optional gluten-free buns

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook ground chicken and onion over medium heat, breaking up chicken with a fork as it cooks. Cook just until chicken begins to lose its pink color, drain off fat and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cover, cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Fast Slow Cooker Prep Option: Add uncooked ground chicken to slow cooker, break up with a fork, add remaining ingredients and cook 7-9 hours on low.
  4. Stove Top Method: Cooked ground over medium-high heat, breaking up with a fork as it cooks. Drain off any fat. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Serve over wheat buns.

Yields: 6 servings | Serving size: 1 cup & 1 bun | Calories: 315 | Total Fat: 9 | Saturated Fat: 2 | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 204 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 16 g | Protein: 24 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5 |